Accident Description

Accident: Bio-Lab Lake Charles Chemical Fire and Release

Location: Location: Lake Charles, LA

Accident Occurred On: 08/27/2020 | Final Report Released On: 04/24/2023

Accident Type: Reactive Incident

Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was released on April 24, 2023.

On Thursday August 27, 2020, a fire occurred at Bio-Lab’s Lake Charles facility in Westlake, LA. The company is a manufacturer of pool and spa treatment products. The company reported the release of chlorine gas as a result of the fire. There were no injuries reported but there was significant damage to the facility.