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UPDATE: Search suspended for source of oil sheen in Vermilion River

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LAFAYETTE, La. -

Lafayette firefighters and hazmat crews are suspending the search for the source of an oil sheen in the Vermilion River due to a lack of lighting.

Fire investigators say they noticed the sheen on the river between University Avenue and Pinhook Road at 4:38 p.m. today. 

Hazmat crews deployed absorbent booms across the river near the Pinhook Road bridge. 

The source of the sheen has not been determined, but investigators will continue their search in the morning with assistance from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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