Second Houston Chemical Plant Fire Spews Thousands of Pounds of Toxic Pollutants Into the Air

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Another day, another chemical plant fire. That’s the depressing reality in the Houston area. Barely two weeks after a chemical plant fire belched a cloud of toxic smoke over the city of Deer Park, Texas, another plant burst into flames Tuesday in Crosby, Texas, just a half hour drive north.

So far, all that the Harris County Sheriff’s Office knows, according to its Facebook, is that a line caught fire near a tank full of isobutylene, a flammable gas, which then burst into flames. The county’s fire marshals have been on site to try and determine the exact cause of the fire, per Sheriff Ed Gonzalez’s Facebook. The Harris County Fire Marshal Office is leading the origin and cause investigation, Rachel Moreno, the office’s public information officer, told Earther.

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