Health issues raised as chemical fire in Deer Park, Texas rages on

Residents have been told to shelter in place as a refinery fire spews toxic plumes.
2:13 | 03/19/19

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Transcript for Health issues raised as chemical fire in Deer Park, Texas rages on
As I mentioned in the beginning. There was a chemical plants fire that started in Sunday on Sunday in Texas. And it's still burning any could last for days so I wanna go to Martha Gonzales who's in Deer Park Texas and she has more. It there Kimberly I could see the flames of burning out of control at this chemical plant in Deer Park Texas. We out here all morning actually vikings player of the plane got have gotten much. Bigger we saw first responders kind of expand the area where they're setting up we actually had to move back farther away from his plane. And by crews have been out here since this fire started on Sunday it's burning in several of detained here at the painful. And the chemical components that make up things like gasoline. He finger nail polish remover. And officials are very closely keeping an eye on air quality they face right now there's no risk even being this close to the flames they say the air. Is safe to breathe but that could very easily change environmentalists say even this light a shift in weather. Could create a risk for people especially with respiratory issues. There was a lockdown for this area for a time people were told to keep their windows closed we're not to run their air conditioning. As a precaution that lockdown has been lifted another one of the concerns is just the direction of the win. The wind right now going in that direction will be huge plume of black smoke. And that is going right. Towards Houston where they are keeping a very very close eye on the situation now schools in this area some of them were closed yesterday they had been. We opened that all of outdoor activities. Have been canceled as a precaution especially if some of the neighbors say they have seen them gently falling down in their yard they believe. From this fire now officials say they will likely have to just let this fire burn out on its own which could take until tomorrow. In the meantime fire plays out in. Home to try to keep those flames from spreading even more containers. And the cost of the fire is still under investigation today Kimberly. Found those images are completely unbelievable that's crazy.

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