Firefighting crews on the scene of the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park Tank Farm, Houston, are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished at 3am on March 20. Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to facilitate cooling and prevent reigniting of the remaining material.
Although all fires have been extinguished at this time, steam and smoke may still be visible from the area and the possibility for reigniting still exists.
No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. Air monitoring continues and are reported at well below hazardous levels.
The eight tanks that caught fire contained NAPHTHA and XYLENE (components in gasoline) and one of TOLUENE, used in production of nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.
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