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Fire Contained, Evacuation Lifted at Texas Chemical Site

Nov. 29, 2019, 5:51 PM

The fire at a Texas chemical facility owned by TPC Group Inc. has been contained and an evacuation order for the surrounding community has been lifted, allowing thousands who spent Thanksgiving away from home to return.

“We are close to the end of this tragic event,” Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said at a press conference Friday. Glenn Johnson, mayor of Port Neches, said people should continue to stay away from the plant. “No looky-loos,” he said.

A blast early on Wednesday injured three workers and was felt for miles around the facility. It followed a string of similar accidents...

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