July 28, 2005

Blasts, fire rock Texas chemical warehouse -reports

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Explosions and fire were consuming a
Fort Worth, Texas, chemical wholesaler's warehouse on Thursday
afternoon, according to local television and newspaper reports.

At least four people were injured in the fire at Valley
Solvents & Chemicals, according to the Dallas Morning News,
citing information from the Fort Worth Fire Department.

A Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman was not immediately

The fire was reported at 1:15 p.m. CDT (1815 GMT).

Valley Solvents & Chemicals is a wholesale supplier of
industrial solvents and chemicals.

According to Dallas-area television stations, all workers
at the chemical warehouse in north Fort Worth were accounted

Fort Worth is located 35 miles west of Dallas, Texas.