Business evacuated after rail car leaks highly flammable chemical in Baytown

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Businesses evacuated after rail car leak in Baytown
Several businesses around the Baytown area are being evacuated after a rail car leaked a flammable liquid.

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) -- A leak that evacuated a building in the Baytown area has stopped, according to authorities.

This leak happened Friday afternoon in the business-area park on Delta Parkway near Highway 99 and FM 1405. It was said a rail car had leaked a flammable liquid, prompting an evacuation. But in a 3:50 p.m. update, authorities said one business was evacuated.

At the time of the leak, the rail car was at a docking facility. It has since been stopped.

According to authorities, the chemical spilled is Triethylamine, which is a highly flammable chemical. The cause of the spill was not immediately disclosed.