Fire continues at Texas plant; 50K under evacuation order
November 29, 2019
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there.
Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens said the evacuation order and a 10 p.m. curfew order remain in effect. Officials don't know when people will be able to return to their homes.
"It's Thanksgiving, a lot of people are displaced, they can't go home," Stephens told TV station KFDM Thursday, explaining the danger of further explosions and fire rather than air quality problems is th...