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Chemical Plant Explosion Reported In La Porte

By: CICELY MITCHELL
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A chemical plant fire was reported in La Porte early Monday afternoon.

As a result of the blaze, thick black smoke ascended into the sky. Both the cities of La Porte and Pasadena stated that there was no shelter-in-place issued; there was also no immediate danger to the surrounding communities.

The fire reportedly occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals north of Highway 225. Further reports indicated that the fire had been extinguished relatively quickly.

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