Crews battle a fire at the Valero refinery

Crews battle a fire at the Valero refinery
A tugboat caught on fire after a crash near the Poland Ave. Wharf. (Source: Associated Press)

MERAUX, LA (WVUE) - Valero firefighters are battling a fire at the Valero refinery on St. Bernard Highway in Meraux.

A compressor fire started in an area of the facility where few workers frequent.

A stretch of St. Bernard Highway near the plant has reopened after it was closed as a precaution.

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