Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure
December 8, 2019
HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators.
The report by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concluded the failure took place within a piece of equipment that holds an electric motor and a pump next to the storage tank.
Forensic testing would need to be done to determine the cause of the equipment failure, the report said