Smoldering silo collapses in Port Arthur

A silo that caught fire roughly two months ago ruptured and collapsed in Port Arthur just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

PORT ARTHUR - A silo that caught fire roughly two months ago ruptured and collapsed in Port Arthur just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

The silo is owned by German Pellets.

The Port Arthur Fire Department responded along with units from the City. 

Officials say there were no people in the collapse zone when the silo ruptured and no injuries were reported. 

Fire Department personnel are assessing the extent of the damage and actively extinguishing hot spots as they are exposed.

TCEQ is participating in the response efforts, in conjunction with local partners as part of the Incident Command structure. 

TCEQ responders are actively conducting visible emissions and odor surveys within the adjacent neighborhoods and also responding to citizen complaints within the TCEQ jurisdiction.

GPTX has a dedicated phone line to respond to inquiries regarding this incident. If you have any additional questions, please call (409) 200-3313.

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