Wharton chemical plant catches fire overnight, reignites after being extinguished
Flames that burned for nearly eight hours overnight at a chemical manufacturing plant in Wharton, Texas, reignited on Wednesday morning, according to a report by KHOU 11.
The fire originally started around 10 p.m. Tuesday night at the facilities of Prime Eco Inc., a maker of oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing solutions and materials. ABC 13 reported that large clouds of smoke were seen before the fire, followed by two loud booms and engulfing flames. The fire led to a shelter-in-place order for residents living near the facility and the closure of a section of State Highway 60. Residents sheltering-in-place were told to extinguish their air conditioning and to close the registers of their chimney.