Fire engulfs eight massive petrochemical storage tanks in Houston

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HOUSTON Some Houston area residents have been urged to remain indoors as a fire burns at a petrochemicals terminal. Deer Park officials issued a shelter place directive after the fire was reported. Harris County officials say the fire started at the terminal that stores petrochemical liquids and gases including fuel oil and bunker oil. The fire is the second in as many days at a Houston area petrochemical facility. A chemical fire near Houston is still burning more than 20 hours after igniting. officials with the deer creek office of emergency management hired an air quality monitoring company and as of 5. determined that no air quality readings have exceeded action levels and lifted the shelter place order. Firefighters are using foam to try and extinguish the flames. The entire city of Deer Park was told to shelter in doors all day Sunday. A leak in the naphtha storage tank ignited and flames spread to nearby tanks overnight ITC reported to a Texas regulator on Monday

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