Explosion, fire at plant in Seabrook Texas area

SEABROOK, Texas (AP) - A fiery explosion has happened at an industrial plant in the Houston area.
The Pasadena Fire Department was assisting with an accident reported shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Seabrook area.
Dispatcher Christine Peregrino told The Associated Press that the department was responding to a "small, contained fire" and no injuries were immediately reported. She had no further details.
Black smoke from the plant near the Houston Ship Channel could be seen for miles.
Live TV coverage showed gaping holes in a multistory tank at an industrial complex. Debris could be seen near the mangled, blackened equipment.
Emergency crews were pouring water on the tank and nearby equipment.
April Newberry, who lives a half-mile from the site, told KTRK-TV that she heard a loud boom, "all of the houses shook and everybody went out in the street to see what happened."
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Information from: KTRK-TV, http://abclocal.go.com

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