Texas Chemical Plant Fire Causes Evacuations

South of Dallas in the city of Waxahachie the hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a huge fire at a chemical plant. The chemical plant fire sent an enormous plume of smoke into the air on Monday. The fire started about eleven o’clock in the morning at the Magnablend Inc and quickly spread. By two o’clock in the afternoon the fire was about eighty percent contained. A fire tanker that was being used to help fight the blaze became engulfed in flames and was lost in the fire.

You could see the smoke from the fire from miles away but no one was injured. Some of the residents that had to be evacuated were allowed to return to their houses on Monday evening. The fire was started by a chemical reaction and was fought by emergency workers and firefighters from nearby areas which included Dallas.

There was an eight block radius around the plant that was evacuated including a nearby community college and schools. The town is located approximately south of Dallas by thirty miles. Anyone outside of that eight block radius was advised to stay in their homes and keep their windows and doors closed.

The chemical plant produced a variety of chemicals that were used in oil field production, industrial and commercial cleaning, agriculture, water treatment, and other industries.