Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Waxahachie chemical plant consumed by massive fire (video)

In Waxahachie, Texas, a massive fire is burning at a Magnablend chemical plant with more than 80,000 gallons of bulk liquid storage, NBC reports.


The Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie, Tex., today. (Image via YouTube)
Officials have not said what chemicals may be burning.

The intense fire is now spreading into an adjacent field near Navarro College, which has been evacuated, and toward a train loaded with tankers, with the help of 6 mph south to the north winds. A fire engine has been engulfed by the fire.

This raw footage captured by a cell phone shows the raging fire:

No homes have yet been threatened and there are no reported injuries.

Residents are being told to stay inside.

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