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PHOTOS — Second explosion: A look back

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