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Firefighters An ignition of isobutylene, a flammable gas, was the initial cause of the fire, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Updated 3:55 p.m. ET

An explosion and fire at a chemical plant northeast of Houston left one person dead and two injured, just two weeks after a blaze at an oil storage facility became the Gulf Coast’s worst industrial disaster in 14 years.

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