Preliminary report to be released following ExxonMobil fire

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A seven-day preliminary report is expected to be released Tuesday following a massive fire a week ago at the ExxonMobil refinery.

Shortly after the fire, Louisiana State Police reported cancer-causing chemicals were suspected to have been released in large concentrations, but the exact amounts of those chemicals released are still unclear.

The report will include details of what exactly happened, what caused the fire to happen and the release of the chemical, as well as the estimated amount of the chemical that was released into the air.

The fire lasted for more than seven hours and luckily there were no injuries.

Exxon officials credited their volunteer fire team for the quick action to get the fire under control and contained.

A community meeting is set for Wednesday, February 19th with Senator Cleo Fields to discuss the report and ways to make residential areas safer that live near plants.

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