VIDEO: Fire reignites at Shell Chemical Plant in Texas

  • Source: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
  • Published: 05/08/2023 12:00 AM

A fire reignited at the Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant, several hours after it was extinguished on Saturday. According to the Deer Park Office of Emergency Management, the fire has rekindled and firefighters are back putting it out. The fire was still burning on Sunday. The city of Deer Park said officials have gone over their wastewater storage capacity because they are using a large amount of water on the fire. Runoff water is also being moved toward a channel. The city expects to continue to use more water to fight the blaze. Sunday evening, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted an update saying the fire continues to burn, but is contained to a controlled zone. Gonzalez said runoff water was directed to the Houston Ship Channel as part of a controlled discharge and boom has been deployed to prevent any product from entering the channel.


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