Friday, January 15, 2010

Burning Chemical Factory, 72 thousand people were evacuated

Hermawan Network - Texas, a great fire swept a chemical plant in the City of Bryan, Texas, United States (U.S.). As a result, approximately 72 thousand people were evacuated from the city.

As a result of fire, thick smoke blanketed the town orange. No one seriously injured in the fire incident. But mass forced evacuation after smoke covering almost all areas of Bryan, about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston.

So large flames until firefighters could not tame it.

"Unit firefighters could not extinguish the fire is for the safety of firefighters," said city spokesman Kendall Kessel as quoted by AFP news agency on Friday (31/7/2009).

"So they let (the plant) burned that it took hours to actually burn," he added.

According to Kessel, the danger comes from the amount of ammonium nitrate stored in the warehouse that burned the factory.

Evacuation process went smoothly. Residents have been placed in shelters.

"This dangerous chemicals and we do not want to wait and see if it will get worse. We need to act now," said fire chief Mike Donoho on citizen evacuation process.

Hermawan Network - Texas, a great fire swept a chemical plant in the City of Bryan, Texas, United States (U.S.). As a result, approximately 72 thousand people were evacuated from the city.

As a result of fire, thick smoke blanketed the town orange. No one seriously injured in the fire incident. But mass forced evacuation after smoke covering almost all areas of Bryan, about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston.

So large flames until firefighters could not tame it.

"Unit firefighters could not extinguish the fire is for the safety of firefighters," said city spokesman Kendall Kessel as quoted by AFP news agency on Friday (31/7/2009).

"So they let (the plant) burned that it took hours to actually burn," he added.

According to Kessel, the danger comes from the amount of ammonium nitrate stored in the warehouse that burned the factory.

Evacuation process went smoothly. Residents have been placed in shelters.

"This dangerous chemicals and we do not want to wait and see if it will get worse. We need to act now," said fire chief Mike Donoho on citizen evacuation process.

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