A shelter-in-place has been ordered for industrial facilities near the Deer Park chemical storage facility that caught fire Sunday and near and the San Jacinto historic site.
According to a tweet by the Deer Park Office of Emergency Management, a dike wall that surrounds the 15-tank farm at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. at the corner of Independence Parkway and Tidal Road “partially collapsed.”
The wall was containing the chemical products that were released during the fire that burned for nearly four days.
Officials say the shelter-in-place order is not for residents in the city of Deer Park, which is located south of the site.
The community is advised that at approximately 12:15PM, the dike wall at Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park containing the product released during the recent fire event partially collapsed.
As a result, ITC sent out a Shelter-in-Place notification to industrial neighbors and the San Jacinto Texas State Historic Site. At this time, the City of Deer Park is not ordering a Shelter-in-Place for the city limits but will provide additional information as it is available