Small fire reported at ITC facility in Deer Park

DEER PARK, Texas – A small fire was reported Tuesday at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. facility in Deer Park.

The fire was reported about 11:45 a.m. at the facility located on Independence Parkway.

Officials said a flash fire happened while crews were working to deconstruct tank 80-15, which was one of the tanks that burned during a blaze at one of the facility’s tank farms nearly two months ago.

Officials said fire crews were pre-staged at the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.

No injuries were reported. 

Air monitoring did not identify any elevated benzene levels at the time of the fire, officials said.

Both lawsuits and criminal charges have been filed in connection with the fire that started March 17 and burned for nearly a week.

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