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Workers Safe after Fire at Chemical Plant

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:56am

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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — All workers are accounted for and safe after a chemical plant near Dallas erupted in flames.

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The fire started at the Nexeo Solutions plant in Garland about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Nexeo spokeswoman Christina Reynolds says all 41 workers who were at the plant then are safe.

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Fire Capt. Merrill Balanciere says it's still unclear what caused the fire, but the flames were fueled by highly flammable toluene and methanol.

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Balanaciere said firefighters are pouring water onto storage tanks situated yards from the flames to keep them from igniting.

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Evacuations have been ordered within a quarter-mile of the plant.

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