Chemical Release Causes Fire at Chemical Plant

The chemical release happened in two pipelines.

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A chemical release caused a fire at the INEOS Chocolate Bayou plant in Texas on Thursday.Image courtesy of DKosig / iStock / Getty Images Plus

A chemical release caused a massive fire to erupt at the INEOS Chocolate Bayou pipeline in Brazoria County, TX, reported local news channel 2.

This occurred on Thursday at an oil field, with a chemical release in pipelines at an INEOS remote valve site, a spokesperson for the company said.

The Brazoria County Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire emergency happened near FM 2917 and FM 2004.

According to INEOS, a global chemical company, ethylene and propylene gases were released.

With a potential release of chemicals, land owner Terry Hlavinka said there's concern for impact to land and water, reported ABC News 13.

"There is always potential negative impact whether it's oil and gas, or production or transportation of those types of products," Hlavinka said.

An INEOS spokesperson said affected segments of the pipelines have been isolated.

An air monitoring crew was dispatched to the area.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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