ITC Fire Deer Park: 7 tanks on fire – Houston Video



Crews continue to battle the massive flames burning at the ITC plant in Deer Park, as several more tanks caught fire overnight, bringing the total to eight involved in the incident.

The original fire started just before 11 a.m. Sunday in two tanks at the facility on Independence Parkway just north of Highway 225.

ITC officials say the first tank that caught fire contains NAPHTHA. The fire then spread to a second tank containing XYLENE. Both are gasoline components.

Officials said the components are in gas blend stocks used in the production of finished gasoline and base oil used for machine lubrication.

NAPHTHA can cause irritation to eyes and the respiratory system. It affects the central nervous system and is harmful and even fatal if it is swallowed.

XYLENE may also be fatal if it is swallowed and enters the airway. It can cause skin irritation.

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  1. I think Austin needs to address this along with charges, reprimands, upgrades and environmental conditions.

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  2. No sound,another loser Houston station.

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  3. This is being done by terrorists i bet 3 tanks fires in 3 days there is someone doing this 9/11 2.0

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  4. My prayers gots out in Jesus name amen

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  5. Well, well, huge quantities of toxic AFFF foam destroying the water life! The bunding doesnt seem to work! If they were using Cold Fire, which is green, will not harm the wildlife and puts out fire unlike foam and removes the huge toxic smoke plume at the same time the city could sleep soundly in their beds. BTW if you are downwind of the plume, close your doors and windows, but do realise that the stink will be inside your house within 4 hrs anyway! Have a nice day.

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  6. Had to evacuate my family we live 10 minutes from the location. Wife has upper respiratory issues and a toddler with us. My teenage daughter even got a bloody nose while we were leaving the area.

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  7. ITC is famous for doing their own in house electrical work thereby avoiding all 3rd party inspection. Anything to save a dollar. Now we actually have a dead zone. If they were to tell the truth

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  8. After hours the steel of the tanks did not melt, as it "happened" with the structures of the WTC, interesting …

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  9. have they said what started it yet?

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  10. It sucks my father works at the plant nearby it and he has to breath all that stuff

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  11. I was there 30 mins before it happened trying to deliver docs to a ship, but my ship was at ITC Pasadena… Thank God for saving me from that…

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  12. Three fuel/chemical depots and one tanker truck on fire-sorta looks like a coordinated attack if ya know what I'm sayin'

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  13. I was going to the battle ground yesterday but I couldn't go because of the fire I was so close being in the news

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  14. All this in the highest rated cancer belts in nation, so what, go to work the wages are high and the river s still flowing,poisons away and to the ocean; Daddy oil will take you to the 5 and dime to buy you a diamond ring, and if it don't shine and tarnished away, don't worry daddy will buy you one next pay day.
    1 in 28 risk of gaining cancer, is the score of Houston Cancer belt, coincidently right among the Bible Belt, the Book to be read before or slightly after age of 58 for males , are not bad odds, and are worth endangering self and children, breathing the bubbling frothy brine, cuz the pay is fine.
    The bassboat, trailer and 4×4 payments are met and nearby houses to by beat paying rent.
    A little more pollution to blow away, tomorrow is just another normal day.

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  15. Ofcourse they will lie and say the air is ok .The cloud is right over my home and I had my damn window was open this morning .

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  16. ABC13 Houston … Has anyone given any consideration to a boil over in one OR MORE of these tanks on fire?? I've seen safety meetings in which video footage was shown when the tank explodes!!

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  17. Don't they have Aerial firefighting capability or is the smoke so thick they are not cleared for flyovers?

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  18. Hello well less work I load there .saludos

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  19. Gott hat die Vereinigten Staaten für Cyberangriffe in Venezuela gerächt.

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  20. It’s always fun to shit on “Commifornia” about “government overreach” until a company like this cuts corners and causes a trail of cancer all across the “great and free” state of Texas

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  21. Exxon Mobil has 2 major facilities they use for storing product…ITC in Deer Park and LBC in Seabrook, the one in Seabrook has a blowing agent they developed in the early 2000s, that's some volatile stuff don't believe any of that is stored in Deer Park. If they can contain this one it will burn itself out and won't be any real danger to the public.

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  22. A couple cows near the fire look up and say"and they blame us for farting"…sheeeese..

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  23. Why don't they do air drops as well ?

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  24. why do they not fly the wildfire planes over this with a chemical to put this out???

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  25. This is worse then cow farts!!!

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  26. You must have the biggest Foam Fire Truck and extinguishing system for Tank Fire !!!

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  27. i left pasadena a week before harvey , to go look for a place in the valley. got my stuff wiped out. now this. boy, am i dodging bullets or what?

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  28. This is a national emergency not the wall .and Trump were he is now.what is going to said about this..not pollution not contamination not global warming.momey money money money..like sombie needs brains he needs money

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  29. Y donde estan Los elicopteros con la espuma

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  30. Remember these words….”It looks menacing, but it’s not toxic” – Ryan Sitton Texas Railroad Commissioner.

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  31. I am kinda mad cause this affect the earth a lot, we can’t go to school because of this, and it almost our mock staar too

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