March 20, 2019 / 3:55 PM / 3 months ago

Texas fire destroyed 11 petrochemical storage tanks before extinguished -official

HOUSTON, March 20 (Reuters) - A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals Co officials said.

The company, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, has not yet determined what caused the blaze, but officials said at a briefing Wednesday that investigations by local officials have begun. Smoke from the fire was visible for dozens of miles. (Reporting by Erwin Seba Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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