Environment & Energy Report

Another Houston Chemical Fire Leaves One Dead, 2 Injured (1)

April 2, 2019, 6:03 PMUpdated: April 2, 2019, 6:56 PM

An explosion and fire at a chemical plant northeast of Houston left one person dead and two injured, just two weeks after a blaze at an oil storage facility became the Gulf Coast’s worst industrial disaster in 14 years.

Students near the fire at the KMCO LLC plant in Crosby and residents within a one-mile radius were instructed to remain inside, Harris county officials said on Twitter April 2. Firefighters are at the scene and smoke was visible nearly 25 miles (40 kilometers) away in downtown Houston for about an hour before ebbing away. An ignition of isobutylene, a flammable...

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