Firefighters are responding to a large industrial fire burning at a facility on Lakeside Drive in the Channelview area. K-Solv is the name of the business involved.
The two-alarm blaze that broke out at about 4 p.m. is sending a huge plume of thick, black smoke over eastern Harris County. Residents in the area report hearing a loud noise before sirens went off.
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office tweeted that their Hazmat and fire investigators are en route to assist the Channelview Fire Department. There’s been no official word of any evacuations or shelter-in-place orders at this time.
Traffic is being impacted in the area. Some local streets, including Lakeside, Northshore, De Zavalla Road and Harding Street, have shut down according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, drivers are slowing on the East Freeway where the smoke is blowing over the road.