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.