PHOTOS — Second explosion: A look back
Published 12:05 am Saturday, November 30, 2019
- A fire crew member works to contain fire resulting from Wednesday’s second explosion at the TPC Group chemical plant. (Courtesy of Jeree Powell) 11-27-19
Port Neches and surrounding areas had already been reeling from the effects of an early Wednesday morning explosion at the TPC Group chemical plant on Texas 136 Spur, when a second burst occurred at the facility later that afternoon. The second burst prompted an evacuation order for those within a 4-mile radius of TPC, but that order was lifted Friday morning.
An unidentified structure blows off as a result of the second explosion at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches. (Courtesy of Jeree Powell) 11-27-19
A Groves Fire Department truck is seen inside the gates at TPC Group facility in Port Neches on Friday. (Mary Meaux/The News) 11-29-19
Emergency crews spray water onto the TPC Group facility following the second explosion Wednesday. (Courtesy of Jeree Powell) 11-27-19
First responders block traffic at Magnolia Avenue and Park Street on Friday. (Mary Meaux/The News) 11-29-19