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Petrochemical fire rages outside of Houston, shelter in place order given

Petrochemical fire rages outside of Houston, shelter in place order given

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A petrochemical terminal is on fire at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas just outside of Houston and has been raging throughout the day Sunday. City officials have warned residents to shelter in place and further advised them to close air ventilation systems in their homes and close all windows. As of 4:30pm central local reports said the fire remains “uncontrolled” and expanded the extent of the shelter in place order. “City of Deer Park issuing SHELTER-IN-PLACE emergency in Deer Park,” the city wrote in a tweet at Sunday morning. “Please take immediate action and seek shelter,” multiple warnings directed. In a follow-up warning issued in the afternoon the city said, “Residents are asked to remain sheltered and avoid going outdoors if at all possible. Community air monitoring is being conducted and additional updates will be provided as they become available.”
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