Officials monitoring air quality after fire in Channelview

Workers will be monitoring air and water quality near the K-Solv chemical facility after the hours-long fire Wednesday.

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- Well, right now, workers are monitoring air and water quality after this massive chemical fire here. You may have seen it yesterday in the Channel View area. Harris County is now able to monitor air quality in real-time. The fire at K-Solv of is now out.

Now, we brought you this story as it was breaking yesterday afternoon right here on ABC 13 and our streaming apps. And you can see those massive flames shooting out of that warehouse on Lakeside Drive in Channel View. The company provides environmental protection, disaster services, and chemicals to the petrochemical industry.

- We had a drum transfer operation that during the transfer operation, we had an ignition source. At that time, our employees activated our response plan, called for evacuation, and notified 911 immediately.

The fire department was deployed. We rapidly had an intensification of a fire situation. Resources were pulled in to mitigate that.

- Roll down the window, and we could just hear-- I mean, you can feel the actual heat from the fire from the flames. And yeah, it was kind of scary. So we did a U-turn and we just took off.

- One person went to the hospital for minor respiratory irritation.