Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.
That word on the fires at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, came in a statement from unified response command Tuesday night, hours short of the week since the initial Wednesday morning blast. That first in a series of blasts ignited fires that prompted a four-mile (seven-kilometer) radius from the plant to be evacuated of about 50,000 residents.
However, the officials said Tuesday that an “all clear” has yet to be declared and response measures are ongoing.
The explosions about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Houston blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and injured three workers.
The plant’s operator, TPC, said three people were treated for injuries following an explosion involving a processing unit in the early hours of Wednesday. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is … read more
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