Chemical release, fire inside container at Bayport Terminal

Firefighters continue to hose down the container following the chemical release and fire

July 13, 2011 9:42:34 AM PDT
Clean up is underway after a chemical release and fire at the Bayport Terminal along the Houston Ship Channel. Eyewitness News has learned the fire broke out around 4am inside a shipping container. Somehow bottles containing two chemicals mixed and ignited. Crews had to let the fire burn out without opening the container.

HAZ-MAT crews spent most of the morning on the scene.

Around a dozen people were taken to the hospital to be checked out, most by private vehicles. The fire marshal's office tells us they believe all of the workers were treated and released.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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