Calumet refinery smoke NOT a fire

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Many residents in the Shreveport-Bossier area have reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the Calumet Chemical Plant in west Shreveport. The smoke raised fears among local residents who were not sure what was causing the unusual heavy smoke.

Witnesses say they were able to see the smoke as far as Youree Drive and Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

KSLA News 12 has confirmed with the Shreveport Fire Department that there is no fire at the plant and that the smoke was just a result of a chemical burn-off process which caused heavier smoke to come out of it's smokestacks.

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