UPDATE: WFAA-TV reports that two people were critically injured in a chemical plant explosion in Cresson, Texas Thursday. One of the patients was being treated a burn center in Dallas.

The initial explosion occurred around 10 AM at Tri-Chem Industries. A second explosion occurred around 11:15 AM, and the plant collapsed around Noon.

Tri-Chem was a chemical blending facility. The cause of the explosion had yet to be determined Thursday afternoon.


 

One person was critically injured and another was missing Thursday after an explosion at a chemical plant near Fort Worth, Texas.

The Associated Press reports that nine fire and emergency agencies responded to a massive blaze at the Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson. Firefighters were evacuated from the vicinity at one point due to fear of another explosion, but appear to have gone back to containing the fire.

We are awaiting more information.