Sep 21, 2012 6:01 PM by Melissa Canone

Major fire in Abbeville

Firefighters are on the scene of a major fire at the Vermilion Co-op Rice Mill.

Abbeville Police tell us an elderly man was taken to the hospital for suspected heat exhaustion.

The blaze apparently started in an abandoned building behind the co-op before spreading.

Firefighters tell us they encountered some chemicals and they are starting further evacuations of the area.

KATC's Steven Albritton is on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

Photo courtesy of Eric Thibodeaux.




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