Chemical plant in east Harris County under control; 1 person injured
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A chemical plant fire was reported near the City of La Porte early Monday afternoon.
The fire reportedly occured shortly after 1 p.m. at Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals north of Highway 225.
It sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky. Both the cities of
La Porte and Pasadena said there was no shelter-in-place issued, and
there was no immediate danger to the community.
Some witnesses told KHOU 11 News that it appeared the fire was under
control a short time later. By 2 p.m. the plume of black smoke had
dissipated. One person was reported injured.