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UPDATE: Deer Park storage fire extinguished

A large fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s chemical storage facility in Deer Park has been extinguished.

The blaze, which lasted for almost four days, was successfully put out overnight Tuesday according to a statement from the company and firefighters.

According to local news report, fire crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent reignition.

In a statement, the company says: ‘Although all fires have been extinguished at this time, steam and smoke may still be visible from the area and the possibility for reigniting still exists.’

The fire at the Deer Park facility started on Sunday, March 17 and spread to several chemical storage tanks, including naphtha and xylene.

The fire started in tanks containing naphtha and xylene and spread to a small patch of containers that included toluene. 

No injuries have been reported and local health and emergency officials said early air quality tests suggest the fire has not posed a serious health risk.