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ITC Tank Fire, Deer Park, TX

1942 Independence Parkway, Deer Park, TX | 2019-Mar-17

Initial Notification: On March 17, 2019 Sector Houston-Galveston notified NOAA SSC about a tank farm fire in Deer Park, TX (Houston area). Tank with capacity of 80,000 gallons naptha is on fire. Fire still burning, source not controlled, two additional tanks (one xylene, one gas blend) also at risk from fire. Inland zone, EPA FOSC, Coast Guard in liaision role at ICP in event there is a discharge that enters Tucker Bayou. SSC requested to provide support on chemical properties, response options, and resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:naptha
Total amount at risk of spill: 80,000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 43.97′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 5.47′ West