Chemical fire at US plant in Texas
Schoolchildren and residents were forced take cover indoors to avoid possible exposure to dangerous gases after a fire at a chemical plant in Texas.
Flames and plumes of smoke engulfed a large complex at a Magnablend, Inc., facility in Waxahachie.
Fire Chief David Hudgins said the chemicals involved were ''very flammable'' and ''a big concern''.
The fast-moving blaze overwhelmed a sprinkler system and consumed a fire truck, but no injuries were reported from the fire or resulting smoke.
04 Oct 2011
- From the section US & Canada