Crews respond to fire at Westlake Chemical plant in Copiah County

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COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Firefighters in Copiah and Lincoln counties responded to a fire at Westlake Chemical plant near Gallman.

The Daily Leader reported the fire started Friday morning and parts of Highway 51 were closed due to the fire and emergency response.

Officials reported the fire was on the third and fourth floor at two towers of the plant. Crews said six to eight people were on the floors when the fire started, and they were safely evacuated.

Crews also evacuated the entire plant. No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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