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Billows of smoke from Garland chemical fire visible from downtown Dallas
NBC 5 is reporting that a chemical facility in Garland has caught fire. They currently have a chopper monitoring the situation.
The building engulfed in flames is Nexeo Chemical Solutions on Wood Drive near Industrial Lane. There is concern that the chemicals might not mix well with the fire, and it has firefighters cautious.
The smoke can be seen from as far away as downtown Dallas, as evidenced by this photo from a reader in the JP Morgan Chase tower on Ross Avenue. Several blocks around the facility have been evacuated, and NBC is reporting that up to a quarter-mile in radius will be cleared.