Axiall reports no injuries from chemicals plant fire Axiall Corporation announced that at approximately 1:40 p.m. CT, a fire occurred in the vinyl chloride manufacturing area of the companyís Lake Charles chemicals complex in Louisiana. The fire was extinguished at approximately 2:38 p.m. CT. There were no injuries to plant personnel. Authorities issued a shelter in place order and closed I-10. At approximately 2:52 p.m., authorities lifted the shelter in place order, and they reopened I-10 at approximately 2:55 p.m. Axiallís investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing, and the company is coordinating with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and other authorities.
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