Texas Chemical Plant Catches Fire


A Brazoria County chemical plant reopened after a fire early Tuesday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Officials with the Stratton Ridge Dow Chemical Company plant in F.M. 523 near County Road 226 said the fire started in a pump at about 4:35 a.m.

The company used a siren to alert the community to a fire but a shelter-in-place was not ordered. Residents were told not to drive down the road leading to the plant.

Officials said 10 people were inside the plant at the time of the fire.

The blaze was extinguished by the plant's fire department with help from the Brazoria County Fire Department.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.