HOUSTON (NBC) — A shelter-in-place remained in effect for a town outside of Houston overnight after a tank fire at a petrochemical storage facility.
The massive tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas was deemed “uncontrolled” Sunday.
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NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston reports the shelter-in-place warning was lifted Monday morning.
Crews are still on scene monitoring the fire, which has spread to several tanks at the plant.
The fire started just before 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. KPRC reports about 30 employees were working at the plan when the fire started.
All the employees have been accounted for, and no injuries have been reported.
The fire is expected to continue to burn though the early morning hours of Monday.
Officials say the chemical that is burning is called petroleum naphtha — which is a colorless liquid with the odor of gasoline.