Small evacuation, controlled burn may take place for spill

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Posted: Aug 22, 2012 5:54 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 22, 2012 6:46 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, controlled, burn, butane, spill, evacuation, police, shelter

BATON ROUGE - Authories said Hazmat teams may use a controlled burn tonight to clear spilled butane from a closed portion of I-10, which would require a small number of people near the site to be evacuated.

At a press conference in the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, authorities said if the burn takes place they planned to evacuate a small number of people living "hundreds of yards" away from the site of the burn.

Other people near the area may also be asked to shelter in place, including a nearby hospital.

Police will come door-to-door by people's homes to let them know about the evacuation, which authorities said would happen after 10 p.m. tonight.

News 2 will have more details tonight at 6 and 10.

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