The Chemical plant that caught on fire on Tuesday afternoon in New Iberia has been put out and now officials are saying that residents are being let in to the area again.  Here is an update reported by The Advertiser in Lafayette.

Updated 8:20 a.m.

Crews working at the haz-mat fire at the Multi-Chem plant in New Iberia have extinguished the fire and have determined it's safe for people to return to the area. Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, will be allowing residents to return to their homes and businesses in a controlled manner to ensure public safety.

Anyone wishing to return to their home is asked to take Admiral Doyle (from the south side) to LA 3212, where a deputy will direct them to the Sugarena for more instructions. State police ask returning residents to bring photo identification with them.

Residents will be escorted to their home, or business, where the air quality will be monitored. Once the home, or business, is deemed safe they will be allowed to enter. This phased re-entry plan will take place from 9 a.m. and noon.

This process will take some time and officials asking people to be patient as crews escort people back into the area.

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