A massive fire is burning at the Marcus Oil and Chemical plant in Houston, TX after a large explosion or explosions occurred. The blast blew out
windows in nearby buildings and may injured parishioners at a church across the street. There were initially believed to be several injuries amongst
plant employees, but it appears the three people on duty managed to escape. Two firefighters suffered from minor injuries. Officials do not yet know
what caused the explosion but as of yet do not call it "suspicious."
The two-alarm fire is burning at the Marcus Oil and Chemical plant, a wax technology company located on 14549 Minetta Street. That's near the
intersection of Fondren and South Main.
Both Houston police and firefighters are being told to stay back because they're not certain what chemicals may be burning in the fire. There have
been reports of injuries, including injuries to three employees at the plant, but at this point but we're not certain the extent of those
Several church members were reportedly injured at the Deliverance Church located near the plant.
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Firefighting and rescue efforts were being hampered by the burning chemicals in the plant. After several hours, the blaze was finally
i live about 20 miles from this place, its had explosions before, but never this bad. also, epa rated them as average. seems it was just something
that was waiting to happen. it was actually pretty big, fire covering a square block. explosions heard as much as 50 miles away..honestly i heard it
myself, but had no idea what it was at the time.
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