UPDATED -- The blaze at the chemical plant in New Iberia is out and residents have been allowed back into their homes.
The evacuation order was put in place on Tuesday after the explosion at the Multi-Chem Corp.
(St. Martinville, La.) St. Martin Parish Officials will be ordering a mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975.