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Fire, Explosion At Chemical Plant In Conroe

There are no immediate reports of injuries. See a video of the flames.

A series of explosions have rocked an oil field chemical supply firm in Conroe in Montgomery County. The explosions and fire tore through Drillchem, located about 40 miles north of Houston, at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The fire sent a broad, dense column of thick, black smoke towering into the otherwise blue skies, making it visible for miles.

The Conroe Courier reports that the fire was declared under control about two hours later. Units from several fire departments and a hazardous materials team were at the plant.

Residents up to two miles away from the fire site were told to remain indoors. That has now been reduced to half-a-mile and may soon be lifted.

You can see a YouTube video of the fire below that was filmed by Houston Community Newspapers:

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