HFD: One-alarm fire burns at SW Houston chemical plant

Reporter Simon Gutierrez (@sggutierrez) shot this photo of the plant Saturday.

February 15, 2014 2:11:28 PM PST
The Houston Fire Department was called to a southwest Houston chemical plant Saturday afternoon.

The one-alarm fire broke out at the DePont Chemical Plant at 12701 Almeda Road a little after 1pm. According to the Houston Fire Department, no chemicals were involved and there was no danger to the environment.

Firefighters closed off Almeda Road between West Orem and Almeda Genoa while they were on scene. They say the fire was quickly put out and the road reopened.

No word at this point how the fire started. There were no injuries.

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