Waxahachie Fire Chief: Plant fire under control

Lariat staff

The Magnablend Chemical Plant Fire is generally under control, Waxahachie Fire Chief David Hudgins said. Although there are still a few small fires burning inside the facility, there doesn’t appear any chance of those spreading.

Some questions still surround the cause of the fire, though Hudgins said it has been attributed to a chemical reaction gone wrong.

“All we know is that they were mixing chemicals and they had a reaction that was not normal,” Hudgins said.
The facility itself has been destroyed, but there were no injuries. All employees were evacuated and accounted for.

Lariat staff writer Daniel Houston contributed to this report. Houston will continue to provide any available updates today, and his full report will run in Tuesday’s Lariat.