Houston-Area Rocked by Second Chemical Fire in Last 20 Days

For the second time in three weeks, black smoke was seen emitting from a Houston-area chemical plant. This time, the fire was at the KMCO plant in Crosby, Texas. The explosion at the KMCO chemical plant happened when a transfer line ignited a tank full of isobutylene. Isobutylene is a highly flammable colorless gas. The fire also spread to a nearby storage building containing solid goods. KMCO is a chemical manufacturing and toll processing company. KMCO’s Crosby facility has batch
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