April 20, 2019 -

JSC is Open

From the City of Deer Park -06:00AM – As confirmed by the most recent press release from Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC), the fire at their Deer Park facility was officially extinguished as of 3AM today. The release states, “As of 3AM today, the firefighting crews on the scene of the ITC Tank Farm Fire are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished. Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to facilitate cooling and prevent reigniting of the remaining material.” Please note: Air monitoring continues, and as of this update, ITC has indicated readings are currently “well below hazardous levels.” As stated in the release, although all fires have been extinguished at this time, steam and smoke may still be visible from the area and the possibility for reigniting still exists. ITC will hold its next media briefing at 10AM.

Out of an abundance of caution, several area schools have closed as a precautionary measure. The following will be closed through Wednesday (3.20.19):

  • Deer Park ISD
  • La Porte ISD
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Channelview ISD
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Clear Horizons Early College High School
  • Family Christian Academy
  • San Jacinto College
  • BakerRipley Cleveland Campus in Pasadena
  • Rhodes School for Performing Arts in Channelview
  • St. Christopher Catholic School
  • KIPP Legacy
  • KIPP Polaris
  • KIPP Voyage
  • KIPP Northeast College Prep
  • KIPP Intrepid
  • KIPP Explore
  • KIPP Climb
  • KIPP Prime