Explosions hit Houston chemical plant

HOUSTON (ABC) – A pair of explosions were heard early Thursday morning and black smoke was seen rising from a chemical plant near Houston compromised by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, officials said.

Arkema, Inc., which runs the plant, said in a release they were notified of the explosions by Harris County Emergency Operations at about 2 a.m. CDT. Harris County police said on Twitter that one deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes from the plant and nine other officers drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution.

The company said it believes the chemical inhaled by the officers is “non-toxic irritant.”

Explosions hit Houston chemical plant
Source: WND