I-10 is currently closed through Lake Charles. The closure extends between the East and West interchanges on I-10/210. All I-10 traffic is now being routed onto 210.

The Calcasieu Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) says it is currently investigating a warehouse fire at the facility. As a result, the precautionary shelter-in-place has been put into place around the facility.

BioLab is an industrial area on the service road south of I-10.

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Director of OHSEP Jared Maze says they are still working to determine if there is any offsite impact. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire, which is 90 percent contained but still burning.

BioLab is actively investigating the origin of smoke emanating from our Lake Charles facility. All of our employees are accounted for with no injuries reported. As always, the safety and well-being of our community in Lake Charles remains of the utmost importance, and we have deployed our own specialized experts onsite to work cooperatively with first responders and local authorities in order to address the incident.

BioLab spokesperson
This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Editor: Albert Owen