Contained and Allowed to Burn Out
A LARGE AND SPECTACULAR FIRE broke out at a Garland, Texas, chemical distribution center Friday afternoon that was quickly contained and then allowed to burn itself out by the Garland Fire Department.
It hasn't yet been determined what caused the 3:30 pm Central fire that triggered several explosions, but all the employees in the facility escaped safely and no injuries were reported.
The fire swept through a covered storage area containg several large tanks of toluene and methanol at the Nexeo Solutions storage and distribution center just outside the Dallas city limits. The FD used hose lines to keep the adjoining storage tanks cooled while allowing the fire to consume the involved product. An additional hazard that concerned them was a string of railroad tank cars stored on a close-by siding that contained hazardous chemicals as well. They were successfully protected from the blaze.
The fire burned itself out by 8 pm.
WFAA-TV filed this raw video of the blaze from their helicopter:
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