Voluntary evacuations lifted after fire at chemical facility in the Katy area, fire marshal says

KATY, Texas – Officials say a voluntary evacuation has been lifted for some residents in the Katy area after a chemical leak was reported on Saturday.

According to the Waller County Fire Marshal’s Office and Office of Emergency Management, the leak began in the 29700 block of Goynes Road.

The Office of Emergency Management says the chemical that was spilled out was Sodium Chlorite, which is bleach.

Crews with the Waller County Fire Department called for the voluntary evacuation within a .5-mile radius of the location.

Fire officials say those who did evacuate are now safe to return to their homes.


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