Chemical fire cleanup update
The roof and sides of the building where a chemical fire ignited in Denham Springs will be removed this afternoon.
United States Environmental Services are taking apart the building and cleaning ditches in the area. The air, water and soil are being monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
As of noon, residents are allowed to return to their homes. Eden Church Road remains closed through traffic. Only residents may use the road, and are cautioned to be aware of crews and heavy machinery working in the area.
The immediate area around Coco Resources remains closed to all unauthorized people.