Texas fire destroyed 11 petrochemical storage tanks before extinguished: official

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals Co officials said.

The company, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, has not yet determined what caused the blaze, but officials said at a briefing Wednesday that investigations by local officials have begun. Smoke from the fire was visible for dozens of miles.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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