Shelter-in-place order issued for La Porte


LA PORTE, Texas – A shelter-in-place order has been issued for parts of La Porte because of a fire.

Emergency officials said the fire is happening at a facility on Port Road.

Officials said all areas of La Porte should go indoors immediately, close all doors and windows and turn off the A/C and heating systems.

According to a message posted on the Community Awareness Emergency Response system, the fire is happening in the power pack area at the Odfjell Terminal Houston facility.

According to the company’s website, the 119-tank facility provides storage, transfer and distribution for liquid bulk chemicals.

It is not clear if any chemicals are involved in the fire.

This developing story will be updated.

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