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Texas Chemical Plant Fire

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Screenshot from a CBS livestream of the Texas fire
Picture 3
Screenshot from a CBS livestream of the Texas fire

Monday, a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Waxahachie, Texas sending black smoke into the sky.

The fire broke out and spread quickly at the Magnablend plant, located around 30 miles outside of Dallas. According to USA Today, the fire quickly spread as a burning liquid, at one point it even caused a firetruck at the plant to explode.

According to CNN, there was no immediate word on the cause on the fire, which began at around 10:30 a.m. Central time.

The fire forced two school evacuations. Wedgeworth Elemenary School was evacuated as well as Navarro College and other nearby residents were warned to stay inside as to avoid any possible chemicals let out during the fire—According to reports, chemicals were released during the fire but no details were confirmed.

According to the company website, Magnablend houses ammonia and other chemicals for industries including for oil fields and industrial cleaning, CBS reported.

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