Evacuation order lifted as huge Texas plant fire ‘contained’

  • Cloud of smoke in the background from the TPC Group Port Neches Operations explosion is visible from a little league baseball park on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)

  • Smoke from an explosion at the TPC Group plant is seen Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas. Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through the chemical plant Wednesday, and one left several workers injured. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)

PORT NECHES, Texas — A massive Texas chemical plant fire that rocked a Gulf Coast town with two major explosions is finally considered contained after three days and evacuation orders for 50,000 people have been lifted, officials said Friday.

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