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Truck fire sends smoke plume over east Houston

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A huge, black smoke plume spread over east Houston on Thursday as two tanker trucks burned at a chemical wholesaler’s terminal north of the Houston Ship Channel, according local television reports.

Winds were carrying the smoke away from the Ship Channel and the wholesaler was not connected to any of Houston’s refineries or petrochemical complexes.

The fire was reported at 12:24 p.m. CDT according to the Houston Emergency Communications Center and was at the terminal of K-Solv L.P., according to KTRK-TV’s Web site.

Phone calls to K-Solv’s terminal office went unanswered.

K-Solv is a wholesale chemical supplier founded in 1999, according to the company’s Web site.