A massive industrial fire is raging in Channelview, Texas. The two-alarm blaze broke out late this afternoon. Residents heard loud noises and then saw a huge fireball fill the air, reported Click2Houston.
BREAKING: holy smoke! An industrial fire broke out on Lakeside Drive in Channelview. @13Damion and I are being kept back and staged at Market and Sheldon. Waiting on info from Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office. https://t.co/mK22GOYxSR pic.twitter.com/K66LY3itze— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) April 7, 2021
According to a tweet from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, "hazmat and fire investigators are en route to assist Channelview Fire Department" to combat the fire raging at the K-solv facility in the 1000 block of Lakeside Drive.
HCFMO Hazmat and fire investigators are en route to assist Channelview Fire Department. More information will be provided as soon as it’s available. https://t.co/3No3zij36e— @hcfmo (@hcfmo) April 7, 2021
"The two-alarm blaze that broke out at about 4 p.m. is sending a huge plume of thick, black smoke over eastern Harris County. Winds are blowing the smoke to the northeast from the facility. The smoke is so thick it is even visible on doppler radar," said ABC13 Houston.
Multiple reports indicate residents in the surrounding community heard loud noises before the blaze broke out.
This is video shot earlier today at the fire burning at K-solv in east Harris County. The fire burned cars in the parking lot. Multiple roads in the area are closed. Here's what we know so far: https://t.co/xxZQjnflys pic.twitter.com/EfbFS1FRAk— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) April 7, 2021
Wow. Video of the massive industrial fire burning at a facility on Lakeside Drive in the Channelview area. We now know, ‘K-Solv’ is the name of the business involved https://t.co/zsOBRUY4yu pic.twitter.com/1JPQyYHT0z— Roxie Bustamante (@RoxieAbc13) April 7, 2021