Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 2:46 pm
There was an explosion at a chemical plant in Crosby, TX this morning. One person has been reported dead and another two are injured.
The fire started when a transfer line ignited near a tank of Isobutylene, causing the explosion. The tank continues to burn while firefighters have been called to the scene. An adjacent building is also on fire.
A “shelter in place” warning has been issued to all residents within a one-mile area of the fire, which broke out at the KMCO plant at 16500 Ramsey Road. This means that students at Crosby ISD schools will not be allowed to leave their campuses until the warning is lifted. Other school districts are handling the warning based in their proximity to the fire. To maintain safety, other districts have cancelled outdoor activities and turned off their air conditioning systems in response to the airborne chemical leak.
All campuses shelter in place. HVAC shutting down at all CISD buildings. Will not release students to parents or by bus until safe to do so.
— Crosby ISD (@CrosbyISD) April 2, 2019
We will closely monitor this chemical leak and provide more information as it becomes available.
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