BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A large pipeline fire can be seen from miles away in Brazoria County Thursday afternoon after reports of an “explosion” in the area.
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SkyEye flew over a large field where flames were burning in one part of it.
The Brazoria County Fire Marshal’s Office tweeted that it was aware of a fire emergency near FM 2917 and FM 2004.
INEOS, which is the company that owns the site, released a statement to ABC13 about the incident, explaining that the fire was due to a release on a pipeline at a valve site.
The company said two pipelines were affected containing ethylene and propylene, which are flammable gases.
“The affected segments have now been isolated,” INEOS said.
Officials also said there was no impact on residents or nearby businesses, adding that there was no shelter-in-place and air monitoring was being deployed.