#Houston: Deer Park Plant Fire Expected To Last Up To Two More Days

According to The Houston Chronicle, A petrochemical fire at a Deer Park plant could burn for two more days, officials said Monday morning, one day after the fire broke out.

Emergency crews, including the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, have been trying to control the fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, which erupted about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

No injuries have been reported.

Deer Park officials on Monday lifted the shelter-in-place, but the fire has now spread to a total of eight tanks, one of which was empty, officials said. The affected tanks all contained gasoline components.

Risk of explosion is minimal, plant officials said, adding that crews are taking precautions to reduce that possibility.

The fire marshal's office is working with FEMA to try to smother the fire with a foam pumper, said Rachel Moreno, a public information officer for the agency. She also said officials are also monitoring air quality around the fire to make sure pollution levels remain relatively safe for firefighters.

For more photos and details on the Deer Park chemical fumes click HERE.

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