Industrial Safety

Huge fire finally out at Houston-area chemicals facility

By CBS News

Mar 20, 2019

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A fire burning since Sunday morning and sending a huge plume of thick black smoke into the air at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility was extinguished early Wednesday, the tank farm's owner said.

Intercontinental Terminals Company said flames in all the tanks that were burning were out by 3 a.m. local time.

The fire remained intense enough Tuesday to create its own micro weather system, causing shifting winds in the area, officials said.

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