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Naphtha tank at Calcasieu Refining catches fire due to lightning

(Reuters) - A tank containing naphtha at Calcasieu Refining in Lake Charles, Louisiana caught fire on Saturday due to a lightning strike, local media reported.

When the fire started, the tank contained around 46,000 barrels, according to a report on the KPLC TV news website, citing Greg Langley, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

As per the media reports, no injuries were reported, and shelter-in-place and evacuation orders issued due to the fire have been lifted for the Graywood subdivision and Big Lake Road area.

Reuters could not reach for comments outside U.S. hours.

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