Chemical incident at IDC Warehouse in La Porte under control, according to company

LA PORTE, Texas – The La Porte Fire Department is responding to a chemical incident at a warehouse in the Pasadena area, according to authorities.

A spokesperson with the warehouse told KPRC 2 the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. the incident happened at the IDC Warehouse south of Fairmont Parkway on Bay Park Road.

The person said it started when an oil-based floor cleaner was mixed in with some other chemicals outside the warehouse, causing a chemical reaction.

Industrial neighbors in the area were initially ordered to shelter in place as a precaution, but the all-clear has since been given.

According to the spokesperson, no one was hurt, the incident has resolved and people are back to work.

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