Plant fire in La Porte injures 1 person
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
An explosion and fire erupted in LaPorte near Hwy. 225 and Battleground Road in southeast Harris County Tuesday afternoon.
At least one person was injured and transported to UTMB by ambulance in fair condition after aluminum oxide powder caught fire at an aluminum handling warehouse, said a spokeswoman for Akzo Nobel Chemicals. She said the injured person was a contractor of the company.