Texas Chemical Plant Fire

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 10:05 PM gHale


Investigators are still searching for clues in what caused an explosion at a Breckenridge, TX, chemical plant, but no one suffered any injuries, officials said.

All employees evacuated quickly after the fire started just before noon Monday at Chemplex in Breckenridge, which is in North Texas.

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John Gomez, the company’s health, safety and environment manager, said 16 people work at the plant, but he’s unsure how many were there Monday.

Local firefighters got the blaze under control at the plant in a rural area. No homes are nearby.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire and what led to the explosion. Gomez said the company doesn’t know the extent of the damage.

Snyder, TX-based Chemplex supplies production chemicals for the oil field service industry. Breckenridge is about 125 miles west of Dallas.



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