Fire Breaks Out at TX Gas Plant
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ 03:09 PM gHale
About a dozen homes in Chico, TX, evacuated as a precaution after a fire broke out at a natural gas facility nearby.
The fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Targa Gas Plant. The plant is west of Chico, a small town about 55 miles northwest of Fort Worth. A plant spokesperson said the fire was inside of a building with three compressors. Two workers were at the plant when the fire started.
Jimmy Oxford of the Targa Gas Plant said they activated their emergency shut down and plan to let the fire burn out.
As a safety measure, officials asked residents living within a one-mile radius to evacuate.
There were no reports of injuries.
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