Fire has been extinguished at Akzo Nobel polymer chemicals plant
An explosion and fire were reported at a Deer Park chemical plant.
Officials said the level-three emergency happened at the Akzo Nobel polymer chemicals plant in the 700 block of Independence Parkway at about 1 p.m. on Monday.
Thick, black smoke filled the air. Officials have not said what is burning.
Deer Park officials said a shelter-in-place has not been ordered.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.