Evacuation Order Still In Place As Port Neches Plant Fire Burns

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An evacuation order for around 50-thousand Southeast Texans is still in place due to a chemical plant fire. Jefferson County Emergency Management says flames are still burning at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations complex, but no additional explosions have happened. A tower collapsed yesterday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of people in Port Neches, Nederland, Groves, and part of Port Arthur. A unified command has been established between the company and federal, local, and state officials.

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