Texas residents ordered indoors, schools closed after chemical plant fire

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 21, 2019
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution by a cancer-causing chemical after a petrochemical plant fire.
Advertisement

Credit: Storyful Studio
Published on March 18, 2019 -  00:42
Chemical Plant Fire Creates Large Cloud of Dark Smoke Near Houston
A fire at a petrochemicals plant spread to eight storage tanks on March 18, causing a large plume of dark smoke to appear over Houston, Texas, local media reported.The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) prompted schools in the Deer Park area to close on Monday; however, air quality readings conducted in response to the incident did not exceed action levels, the City of Deer Park Office of Emergency Management said.Fire crews were reported to be working to reduce the risk of an explosion, which was described as β€œminimal” by ITC. No injuries were reported. Credit: @ansleyb08 via Storyful

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Assault Added To List Of Charges Against Chemical Company For Underplaying Dangers 00:41
Credit: Wochit - Published 2 weeks ago 


Huge plume of smoke rises into the air after explosion at Texas chemical plant, killing 1 00:33
Credit: Rumble - Published 3 weeks ago 


Black Smoke Rises From Deadly Fire at Crosby Chemical Plant 00:41
Credit: Storyful Studio - Published 3 weeks ago 


Raw Video: Chemical Plant Fire Rages In Crosby Texas 01:14
Credit: CBS 11 Dallas - Published 3 weeks ago 


Latonia residents concerned about nearby plant 02:45
Credit: Rumble - Published on April 2, 2019 


New Fire Breaks Out at Deer Park Chemical Plant 00:36
Credit: Rumble - Published on March 23, 2019 


Officials Contain Second Fire At A Texas Chemical Plant 00:58
Credit: Rumble - Published on March 23, 2019 


China Chemical Plant Blast Kills 62, Injures Hundreds 00:37
Credit: Wochit News - Published on March 23, 2019 


Blast At Chinese Chemical Plant Kills 47; Xi Orders Probe 00:54
Credit: Wochit - Published on March 22, 2019 


Shelter-in-Place Warning Lifted After Texas Chemical Fire 01:03
Credit: Newsy Studio - Published on March 21, 2019 


Shelter-in-Place Issued After Texas Chemical Fire 01:08
Credit: Newsy Studio - Published on March 21, 2019 


Houston-area residents face air quality risk 00:58
Credit: Rumble - Published on March 21, 2019 


You might like