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BREAKING: Massive Explosion, Fire At Texas Chemical Plant [VIDEO]

A horrific explosion and fire at a Texas petroleum processing plant Wednesday morning shook the Shepherd community.

Multiple fire agencies are reportedly on the scene and residents within a five-mile radius were asked to shelter-in-place.

Watch footage of the terrifying scene below:

“A chemical plant exploded in San Jacinto County Wednesday morning and emergency personnel have asked residents within a five-mile radius to take shelter,” the Houston Chronicle writes.

From the Houston Chronicle:

One person has been injured with minor burns after a chemical plant exploded in San Jacinto County Wednesday morning, and emergency personnel were asking residents in nearby neighborhoods to take shelter.

The person was only identified as an employee at Sound Resource Solutions, according to Emmitt Eldridge with the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management. The employee is currently in stable condition at Memorial.

The San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management posted a warning on Facebook alerting people about a chemical plant fire around 9 a.m. at FM 1127.

“All other residents living in a five-mile radius around this location should shelter in place at this time,” according to emergency personnel.

Per NBC News:

The Precinct 2 Constable of San Jacinto County said the impacted building was a petroleum processing plant.

Highway 59 is closed due the explosion and locals are urged to use alternate routes.

The Polk County Emergency Management Office said that the plume of smoke from the explosion was heading towards the Livingston area and advised locals to shelter in place and turn off HVAC systems in homes and business “immediately.”

“At this time, the effects of the chemical in the air are unknown,” Polk County officials said.

The Livingston Police Department similarly urged its residents and businesses to shelter in place and turn off air conditioning systems until further notice.


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