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Fire erupts at Texas chemical plant, workers escape unharmed

November 19, 2012

GARLAND, Texas — A fire erupted Friday afternoon at a chemical plant near Dallas, ABC News reported.

The fire started around 3:30 p.m. at the Nexeo Solutions plant in Garland, Texas.

Authorities are not sure what caused the fire, but toluene and methanol are the probable fuel sources.

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All 41 workers who were at the plant are accounted for and safe, according to Nexeo spokesperson Christina Reynolds.

“We are working with the appropriate local, state and federal agencies to fully investigate and understand the cause of the fire so that we can prevent a similar incident in the future and ensure the safety of our employees and the surrounding community,” Nexeo said in a statement posted on its website.