SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Last night many residents in the Lake Charles area were jolted out of their sleep after hearing a loud boom.
Westlake Chemical confirmed that the boom was a controlled decomposition at its polymers facility. No injuries have been reported.
Many residents saw the sky light up and some captured the event on camera. We've received footage from a few surveillance cameras sent in by our viewers on a nearby street. A flash of light can clearly be seen before a loud noise.