PHOTOS: Fire burning at Marathon’s Garyville Refinery

Published 11:34 am Friday, August 25, 2023

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As a precautionary measure, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard Issues Emergency Declaration and Mandatory Evacuation for Marathon Petroleum Fire
St. John Parish has been working closely with Marathon Petroleum emergency responders as we respond together to the naphtha fire (gasoline/diesel product) at the Marathon Petroleum facility in Garyville. As a precautionary measure, St. John Parish President Jaclyn Hotard has issued an Emergency Declaration and is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents within a two-mile radius of the part closest to Marathon Petroleum Garyville Refinery.
A shelter is open at East St. John Preparatory Academy Gym, 400 Ory Drive., LaPlace, East St. John High School Gymnasium at 1 Wildcat Dr., LaPlace, and West St. John High School at 480 Hwy. 3127 in Edgard. Transportation is available if needed by calling 985-652-2222 or 985-652-6338. Residents are asked to bring medications and any other items they need to the shelter.

The photos were taken by Reserve resident Wilfred Robert.

Video by St. John resident Dayna James.