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The fire of the ITC Deer Park plant may take 2 days to burn, officials say



DEER PARK, Texas (KTRK) – Just five miles from the fire factory, a group of young men play basketball in the Pasaden Park.

"We come here after work to get out, but they have put us back to work because we are right next to it," said Joey Rivera.

For the second day, thick black smoke hangs over the community.

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"It was really bad last night, it was hard to breathe," Rivera said. – We stayed inside.

"I'm afraid everyone is getting sick," Armando Garcia added.

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The fire is burning on Sunday at about 1

0:30 am Starting with a tank at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in La Porte and spreading to more. Now six tanks are burned when emergency workers work with foam and water to try to control further spreading.

"We made a major roadway that three of our tanks are still in flames, and three are periodic fires," says Alice Richardson, a spokesman for ITC. – They are ignited, and then descend down. We made great progress and set a foam cover.

Company claims made by an independent CTEH contractor are below levels that would pose a threat to public health. But not everyone is confident that we are aware.

"Looking at me, you can say that this is not normal, that's not good," said Cory Williams, Air Alliance Houston's Policy and Research Director. "The only thing that prevents this from being a major disaster is favorable climatic conditions." Williams says there may be a fun effect and we can see that the black particles settle down. "If it gets worse, come in and seek shelter," Rivera said.

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