Texas fire destroyed 11 petrochemical storage tanks before extinguished: official
Intercontinental Terminals Company Burning Jaime Meldrum:Reuters

A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals Co officials said.


The company, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, has not yet determined what caused the blaze, but officials said at a briefing Wednesday that investigations by local officials have begun. Smoke from the fire was visible for dozens of miles.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama