ITC Deer Park fire near Houston extinguished, some schools still closed

The fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC’s Deer Park tank farm, at 1943 Independence Parkway near Houston, was extinguished overnight, according to a press release ITC issued at 3 a.m. March 20. 

As of March 18, officials had expected the fire to burn for an additional two days. As many as eight to 10 tanks had caught fire at some point, per previous releases. Most contained chemicals and gasoline-related products, though at least two were empty.

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