No one hurt in in Breckenridge chemical fire

No one hurt in in Breckenridge chemical fire

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A fire at a chemical plant in Breckenridge forced the evacuation of the plant and the surrounding areas Monday. The blaze at the Chemplex plant, south of Breckenridge, started around noon. Thick, black smoke filled the skies as flames shot high into the air.

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by BRETT SHIPP

WFAA

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Updated Monday, May 6 at 5:35 PM

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BRECKENRIDGE, Texas — A fire at a chemical plant in Breckenridge forced the evacuation of the plant and the surrounding areas Monday.

The blaze at the Chemplex plant, south of Breckenridge, started around noon. Thick, black smoke filled the skies as flames shot high into the air.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters about two hours later. It was contained to a series of storage containers outside of the main plant.

No one was injured.

Chemplex Advanced Materials makes fracking chemicals, among other things.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality responded to the scene to help with the investigation.

The plant is located 87 miles west of Fort Worth.

E-mail bshipp@wfaa.com

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