Fire engulfs eight massive petrochemical storage tanks in Houston

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 18, 2019
A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park to stay indoors.
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Published on March 18, 2019 -  00:32
Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston
Reuters reports that the massive fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channe has spread to eight petrochemical storage tanks. Nearby schools have been closed and residents in the nearby suburb of Deer Park have been told to stay indoors. The blaze sent a plume of black smoke across the eastern half of the city that was visible from 10 miles away. The fire began in a storage tank containing naphtha, a volatile component of gasoline, at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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