Chemical release, fire inside container at Bayport Terminal

BAYPORT, TX 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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