1 Killed, Two Injured In Chemical Plant Fire In Crosby, Texas

 Wednesday, April 3, 2019

 KTRK

Emergency crews are working to control a chemical plant fire at KMCO at 16503 Ramsey Road, just off the Crosby Freeway in east Harris County. One person has died at the scene, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Two people were taken to area hospitals by Life Flight. A shelter-in-place was ordered for all residents within a 1-mile radius of the KMCO plant fire. The order was lifted by mid-afternoon. A number of school districts had sheltered students in place following the blast. Those precautions have been lifted and the students have been released. One worker told ABC13 a leak was detected just before the blast. He said workers were scrambling out of the area, even crawling under fencing to get away. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the preliminary information is that a transfer line ignited in the area of a tank with Isobutylene and the tank caught on fire.
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