Flowchem Technologies released the following statement concerning the fire at their plant on Thursday.
Yesterday, at approximately 3:30 PM CDT, a fire and explosion of still unknown origin, damaged the Flowchem Technologies LLC facilities located at 289 Cutlass Loop, Rayne, LA 70578.
The plant followed emergency protocols and thankfully there were no injuries.
There was immediate action by first responders, and due to the nature of the chemicals in the plant, the
environmental design of the plant and actions of the plant personnel, along with the outstanding
efforts of firefighters, state police, and other personnel, there are no uncontained spills and the
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality confirmed that all air-monitoring reflected
normal air quality.
The plant is now closed while remediation experts complete all clean-up activities and
the state police conduct its investigation.