Sponsored By

Large Fire Breaks Out in K-Solv Chemical Warehouse

Crews worked for several hours to extinguish the two-alarm blaze at the Texas chemical distribution complex.

John S. Forrester

April 8, 2021

1 Min Read
Representative imageImage courtesy of Pixabay

Firefighters worked to douse a massive fire that broke out Wednesday evening at the K-Solv Chemicals facility in Channelview, TX.

A two-alarm blaze ignited in facility at about 4 p.m. and crews worked until about 7 p.m. to extinguish the flames, Click2Houston.com reported. K-Solv’s director of environmental health, safety, and security, Mikie Sopczak, told the news broadcaster that the incident started as product was being transferred between drums.

A local ABC News affiliate said smoke from the fire was so dense it could be seen on doppler radar.

View post on Twitter
View post on Twitter

During the response, some homes and businesses were told to shelter-in-place while efforts to assess any potential environmental issues were underway.

View post on Twitter

An update posted by the company at 8:18 p.m. said the shelter-in-place order was removed and provided details on the number of staff present in the facility during the incident. K-Solv said one worker was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sent staff to the site to monitor air quality around the site during the response.

Officials and the company are investigating the incident. K-Solv is a chemical distributor and a provider of maritime services.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

Sign up for the Powder & Bulk Solids Weekly newsletter.

You May Also Like