Texas chemical plant fire extinguished after 4 days

Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent reignition


Julian Gill
Houston Chronicle

The chemical tank fires that burned for nearly four days at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. plant in Deer Park were extinguished overnight,  the company and firefighters say.

Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent reignition, the release said.

(Photo/Twitter)
(Photo/Twitter)

"Although all fires have been extinguished at this time, steam and smoke may still be visible from the area and the possibility for reigniting still exists," the release said.

No serious injuries have been reported since the fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Air quality levels were still at moderate levels Wednesday morning, according to AirNow.gov.

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