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Massive chemical fire at a plant in Texas

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Waxahachie firefighters battle a massive fire at the Magnablend chemical processing plant on October 3, 2011 in Waxahachie, Texas. The burning chemical plant is not far from several residential areas and Wedgeworth Elementary School.

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A fire truck sprays water on the fire as smoke comes up from a large chemical fire at the Magnablend Chemical Plant facility in Waxahachie, Texas, USA, 03 October 2011. The large chemical fire caused evacuations at local schools.

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Smoke comes up from a large chemical fire at the Magnablend Chemical Plant facility in Waxahachie, Texas, USA, 03 October 2011. The large chemical fire caused evacuations at local schools.