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Large fire reported at chemical plant near Houston

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(HOUSTON) — A massive fire at a chemical plant near Houston is prompting evacuations, according to authorities.

Evacuations were in process in the town of Shepherd, according to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office.

Dark black smoke could be seen billowing from the plant.

Shepherd is about an hour north of Houston.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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