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Fire breaks out at Pasadena chemical plant

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Firefighters knocked out a fire at a chemical plant in the Pasadena area Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at the Ablemarle plant on South Street around 2am. Police tell us the chemical di-mythl-aluminum chloride was released into the air. However, the smoke cloud does not pose any danger. The chemical is used in the making of plastics.

There was no shelter in place or evacuations ordered. There were no reports of injuries.

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