Deer Park Chemical Blaze Extinguished

UPDATE: "All tank fires extinguished at ITC facility in Deer Park" (ABC 13)

"The stubborn blaze at the International Terminals Co. in Deer Park grew in size as it churned through chemical storage tanks for a third day on Tuesday as city, county and state leaders sought to assure anxious residents the fire posed no immediate health risk.

The officials pledged to commit all available local resources to assist in firefighting and protect residents from pollution, though they were unable to estimate when the fire may be put out and conceded that extinguishing the blaze is the responsibility of ITC.

“What I can say is, everyone is doing their absolute best,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who declined to say if she was satisfied with petroleum company’s response to date. “We are observing and supporting the situation.”"

Zach Despart and Samantha Ketterer report for the Houston Chronicle March 19, 2019.


"Residents Near Fire Raging At Texas Chemical Plant Raise Health Concerns" (CBS News)

"A Massive Plume Of Black Smoke Hangs Over Houston. Here’s What You Need To Know About The Deer Park Terminal Fire." (Texas Tribune)

Source: Houston Chronicle, 03/20/2019