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Terminal Fire in Houston Suburb Rages On as Blaze Spreads to 8th Storage Tank

KHOU 11, March 18, 2019

A large fire broke out this weekend at Intercontinental Terminals Company's (ITC) storage facility in La Porte, Texas, just outside of Houston. The fire originated on Sunday in one storage tank holding Naptha, which is a highly flamable component of gasoline. However, the blaze has since spread to seven other tanks. During a small media briefing, an ITC spokesperson said the facility has been shut down.

No injuries have been reported and all personnel and contractors have been accounted for.  Air pollution continues to be the biggest concern for nearby communities. 

ITC's Deer Park terminal stores all kinds of petrochemical liquids and gases, as well as fuel oil, bunker oil and distillates. The terminal was commissioned in 1972 and currently has
13.1 million barrels of capacity in 242 tanks. 

Click here to read the full article from KHOU 11.


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