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Estimated 226K smoke, carbon monoxide detectors recalled

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May 11, 2021

MEBANE, N.C. (Kiro 7)— Kidde issued a recall Thursday for roughly 226,000 TruSense smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that can fail to alert consumers to a fire.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported, and the Mebane, North Carolina-based company will replace all affected alarms at no cost to the consumer, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission.

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Consumers are asked to immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm but are advised to continue using the recalled products until they install replacement alarms.

The affected alarms were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide between May 2019 and September 2020 for between $10 and $70. The products were also sold online on Amazon.comShopKidde.com and other online retailers.

According to Kidde, the recalled products include model series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Model numbers are printed on the back of the alarms, and only those alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front are included in the recall. Specifically, the recall applies to the following products:

• Smoke alarm, model number 2040-DSR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2050-DS10

• Smoke alarm, model number 2060-ASR

• Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VDSCR

• Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VASCR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2070-VDSR

• Smoke alarm, model number 2060-VASR

Consumers may contact Kidde toll free at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Consumers may also contact the company online at www.kiddetsalarmrecall.rsvpcomm.com or www.kidde.com and click on “Support” and then “Product Alerts” for more information.

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Driver injured after car strikes RTD train in Aurora

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May 6, 2021

AURORA  (Sentinal) | A man in his 30s is in critical condition at a local hospital as a result of driving his car through a lowered crossing arm. He then collided with the A-line train near the intersection of Smith Road and Chambers Road in Aurora Wednesday.

Aurora police said the man was attempting to turn north onto Chambers from the westbound lanes of Smith Road. He then struck the train bound for Denver International Airport at about 12:50 p.m. April 28. A spokesperson for Aurora police said the man “disregarded the lowered level crossing signals” as he entered into the train’s path.

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It’s currently unclear if the man was in any way intoxicated at the time of the collision.

Authorities did not provide additional details regarding the man’s injuries, however, they described them as “life-threatening” in a news release.

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Police confirmed there were 43 passengers aboard the train at the time of the collision, and that two of them were evaluated for injuries. Neither of the passengers who received medical care at the scene were taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Investigators are now working with officials from the Regional Transportation District to ensure the crossing arms, lights and bells were working properly.

The northbound portion of Chambers Road has been closed at the intersection with Smith Road for much of the afternoon.

 

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Driver crashes into Pearland home, killing dog

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May 3, 2021

PEARLAND, Texas (Click2Houston)– A Pearland family is left with quite the mess after they said a vehicle crashed into their home on Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s just surreal,” said homeowner Luke Hershberger. “There’s really no way to describe it.”

Hershberger said the black Ford Mustang ended up inside his master bedroom on Lakeway Lane.

“I couldn’t even really speak. I couldn’t put a sentence together,” Hershberger said. “I was just so shocked and everyone was just like grabbing me by the shoulders like, are your girls ok? Is there anyone else in the house?”

He was the only person inside the home at the time. Hershberger said he jumped from the window as he saw the vehicle coming through the neighbor’s backyard.

“I land face first on our living room floor and as I land I just hear the whole house explode,” Hershberger said.

Two men then climbed out of the window of the vehicle, he said.

“They had some cuts, bruises, scrapes on them but the fact that they were able to walk away from this is just incredible,” Hershberger said.

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Two of the family’s pets weren’t so lucky. Hershberger said their dog Brooklyn was outside at the time and died shortly after. Their cat Sailor also had injuries and had to be put down.

“I’ll never be able to replace my Brooklyn or my Sailor and there’s never going to be another dog or another cat like them,” said Morgan Ash Hershberger, Luke’s wife.

Hershberger said police told him another driver may have cut off or sideswiped the Mustang causing the vehicle to leave the road. Cullen Parkway is right behind the home.

KPRC 2 reached out to Pearland Police to see if anyone was cited but we have not heard back yet.

The family is now staying at a hotel.

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Two Loose Critters Snarl at Houston Traffic

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April 29, 2021

What happened?

On Wednesday morning, an escaped cow raised a ruckus on Interstate 10 out by Beltway 8 in southeast Houston, stopping traffic and leading a fella with a lasso to try to rope her in. 

Wait, what?

Oh, that’s just the beginning. A couple of hours later, a different animal—this one a big ol’ gator!—stopped traffic on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown. 

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Was the gator trying to eat the cow?

That’s absolutely a legitimate question, but no. The two incidents happened in roughly the same part of the vast megalopolis that is greater Houston, but they were still almost twenty miles apart, and the cow was caught around 8:30 in the morning, while the gator didn’t get onto the road till closer to noon.

Oh, thank gosh.

Right? For a moment, it seemed like it might have been a real “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” situation here. We did not want to see what could’ve ended up on the highway to chase after the alligator. 

Do alligators have natural predators?

Oh yeah. Jaguars and leopards love a good gator snack. Some giant snakes—your anacondas and pythons—will try to swallow a grown gator whole, too. Baby gators have it even worse. Predatory birds, or even the occasional feral hog, will snatch ’em up. 

Now I’m sad about the baby gators.

Sorry about that! Here’s some better news: the I-10 cow made it home safely.

Was it the fella with the lasso who got her?

Alas, no. A law enforcement vehicle “shooed the cow up a ramp,” according to Click2Houston.com, at which point the lil’ gal got tuckered out and decided to take a nap on the lawn of the San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park. After her siesta, the cow was ushered onto a trailer and dropped off at the farm where she lives. 

Are there a lot of farms and ranches in that part of Houston?

There are a couple. Not so many along I-10, but—while it’s not clear where this particular cow lives when she’s not running wild and free along the interstate—there are a handful of farms and ranches along Beltway 8 that she might have come from, all within a five-mile gallop of the spot where the bovine was ultimately found.

I’m so relieved! Now can we get back to the gator?

Absolutely! She’s fine too. Harris County authorities and Texas state police wrangled the gator with a basic slip-leash (which, full disclosure, she did not seem to enjoy, based on the video), and then proceeded to wrap the rope around the beast’s mighty jaws. At that point, she was wrestled into the back of a pickup, driven away from the bridge and back down to the water, and then set free, presumably to tell the other alligators that getting up on the bridge isn’t worth the hassle.

What’s going on today that we had two animals on different Houston highways?

Great question. Probably nothing? It is a full moon, but there isn’t anything that connects the two incidents—it’s just a neat coincidence. 

This must’ve been one of the weirder days for escaped animals in Texas.

Buddy, not even close. There was a stretch back in 2019 when we saw multiple escaped kangaroos—kangaroos!—hop out of their pens at not one but two properties in the Hill Country. See this story about a giant missing pet sulcata tortoise found in West Texas in October 2019? That’s not the same giant missing pet sulcata tortoise that escaped from its family in North Texas that same week. You could drive around Texas, screech your brakes in front of a ninety-pound sulcata tortoise in the middle of the road, learn at a family’s beloved pet had gone missing in the state a few weeks earlier, and have the wrong tortoise on your hands. And let’s not even get started on the Galveston monkey

Okay, so this sort of thing happens a lot? 

It doesn’t not happen a lot, let’s put it that way. This is Texas. Sometimes there are just a lot of animals running loose. That’s certainly true in rural parts of the state where folks are more inclined to keep some unusual pets on their property (see again: kangaroos), but sometimes it happens in Houston too. We live in a wondrous state.

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Skier tumbles 2,000 feet on Wilson Peak, Colorado

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April 21, 2021

Telluride, Colorado (Durango)-A 37-year-old New Mexico man fell and tumbled an estimated 2,000 vertical feet while skiing the north face of Wilson Peak, about 15 miles southwest of Telluride.

The mishap was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday by the man’s friend, who witnessed the fall, said Susan Lilly, spokeswoman for the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

The skiers reached the summit of Wilson Peak, and pretty quickly after beginning the descent, the man fell and tumbled, possibly struck a rock and had “an almost tomahawk” fall down the slope he intended to ski, she said. He landed on an apron, an open area immediately beneath the chute.

“We don’t have exactly how this happened,” she said. “It wasn’t something we could ascribe to catching an edge or a wrong turn or something like that. It’s simply this is treacherous terrain, and he had an unfortunate accident.”

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The victim, who was not identified, suffered traumatic but non-life-threatening injuries, Lilly said. The man was conscious when his friend and rescue workers reached him, she said.

“He certainly could have been more seriously injured given the nature of his fall,” Lilly said.

The man was flown from the backcountry area and taken by ambulance to the Telluride Medical Center.

Lilly said the skiers were experienced and prepared.

It took about three hours to rescue the skier and another two hours to extricate the other skier and rescue workers.

“It’s the inherent nature of skiing in the backcountry,” Lilly said. “Nature is not forgiving. You don’t have to make a mistake for an accident to happen.”

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Deadly crash with Scooter in Colorado Springs

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April 20, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - At least one person was killed in a crash involving a scooter on Monday in Colorado Springs.

The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of North Academy and Maizeland Road. The area is close to the southeast side of Palmer Park.

The intersection was back open at about 6:45 p.m.

According to police, the scooter was traveling southbound on Academy Boulevard when it hit an SUV that was stopped in traffic for the red light at Maizeland Road. Investigators don’t believe the driver of the SUV was under the influence, and it isn’t clear if the scooter was speeding at the time of the crash. The driver of the scooter died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Originally police reported the crash had involved a motorcycle. As this was a developing story, police learned it was in fact a scooter. This article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information, per police.

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Peloton Fights Safety Recall After Product Injuries

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April 17, 2021

UNITED STATES (Washington Post) - One month after revealing that one child died and others were injured in accidents on Peloton treadmills, the at-home exercise company is fighting a federal safety agency’s request that the company recall the products and has delayed the agency’s investigation into potential safety problems, according to officials familiar with the incident.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission this week took the unusual step of issuing an administrative subpoena to require Peloton to disclose the name of the child who died and the family’s contact information so regulators can continue an inquiry into what went wrong, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The previously undisclosed dispute between the nation’s product safety regulator and Peloton — a $34 billion company famous for its stationary bicycles and online workouts — has so far taken place outside public view.

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The two sides also are clashing over whether Peloton’s treadmills need to be taken off the market. The company and regulators had been negotiating over the wording and timing of an agency warning to alert consumers to potential dangers posed by the company’s Peloton Tread+, a $4,300 exercise machine, these officials said.

A new safety warning from the CPSC was posted early Saturday. It said the agency “found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the hazard” and advised consumers to stop using the treadmills.

Peloton responded with a statement on its website Saturday that derided the CPSC’s “unilateral press release about the Peloton Tread+ because it is inaccurate and misleading” and said there was no reason to stop using the treadmills.

An official familiar with the CPSC’s concerns said the agency was alarmed by reports of victims being pulled under the machines and suffering injuries that included broken bones and head trauma.

“This doesn’t happen with other treadmills,” said the official. “It is a different hazard pattern than is typically seen.”

A Peloton spokeswoman said in a statement to The Washington Post that the company “does not believe a recall is necessary” and that the treadmill “is safe for use when the warnings and safety instructions we provide are followed.” Peloton also has issued repeated safety warnings to its customers since it learned of the incidents last month, company spokeswoman Jessica Kleiman said.

“Peloton is still seeking to jointly work with CPSC to urge [its customers] to follow all warnings and safety instructions,” Kleiman said in the statement.

The company also said it did not give the agency personal information about the deceased child because the company respects its customers’ privacy and the child’s family “asked us not to provide the information to the CPSC.” Peloton asked for a subpoena, the company said. The CPSC issued its subpoena this week, asking for the information within 24 hours, and the company complied, officials said.

The CPSC’s actions represent a stand by a small federal agency that has been criticized in the past for being too slow to respond to product dangers and too accommodating of companies seeking to curtail the agency’s regulatory powers.

The case also illustrates how companies can be frustrated by disagreement with regulators over how to best address product safety issues.

While the CPSC appears to be blaming the accidents on the treadmill — a problem with its design or how it is commonly used — Peloton argues that improper use is the culprit. Kleiman pointed out that the treadmill is designed to be used by people older than 16 and that it’s important for customers to keep “children, pets and objects clear of the Tread+ at all times.”

A CPSC spokesman declined to comment.

The first public hint of a problem with Peloton’s treadmills came from a March 18 letter posted on the company’s website from CEO and co-founder John Foley. In the letter, Foley said he had recently learned about a child’s death and “a small handful of incidents” where other children were hurt by the company’s treadmill. The letter asked consumers to always keep children and pets away from Peloton equipment.

Peloton already had notified the CPSC of the fatality, as required by law, both sides said.

But the agency discovered that there were actually “dozens” of incidents involving Peloton’s treadmills, some involving pets or exercise balls and many of them resulting in serious injuries — leading the agency to see this as a much larger and potentially more dangerous problem than previously believed, according to officials.

Peloton said it received new reports of accidents after the March 18 letter, leading to the higher numbers.

The number of accidents and the severity of the injuries led CPSC staff to recommend that Peloton should conduct a product safety recall, according to officials.

The CPSC needs a company’s cooperation to recall a product. Almost all recalls are voluntary, except in rare cases where the agency sues to force the issue.

Peloton said in its statement that it doesn’t believe a recall is needed. The company said it issues regular safety warnings to its treadmill users with messages from its online exercise instructors and emails to customers.

The CPSC is mostly powerless to warn consumers about products it believes are unsafe until a company has been given chances — and time — to respond and suggest changes about what is revealed. The agency had hoped to publish its safety warning about Peloton’s Tread+ machines earlier this week, but faced objections from Peloton over wording, according to officials.

The CPSC’s public warning released Saturday said the agency believes “the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.”

The CPSC also published a video that illustrated the potential danger, showing security camera footage of a young boy being pulled under the treadmill before freeing himself.

Most of the Peloton accidents involved young children getting pulled under the heavy treadmills, including a case where a child suffered multiple broken bones, an official said.

In another case, the only one previously disclosed in a public database of injury reports, a 3-year-old boy was found trapped under a Peloton Tread+ by his father in February. The boy was not breathing and had no pulse and survived with significant brain injuries, the report said. Peloton said the boy was expected to fully recover, according to the report.

After Peloton provided information about the accidents to the CPSC, the agency asked for Peloton’s help as it launched a safety investigation, officials said. But the company’s privacy claims delayed the agency’s ability to take action, according to officials.

The CPSC then took the unusual step of seeking a subpoena compelling Peloton to provide the victim’s contact information. Now, Peloton and the CPSC are fighting over what the agency should tell the public about the potential dangers, according to officials.

The dispute has also attracted the attention of Congress. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who chairs a House subcommittee overseeing the agency, has asked for more details about the status of the case.

The potential for children to get hurt using home treadmills is well known.

A 2007 article in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery called it “a public health issue.” A 2020 article in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine warned that the risk would grow as more people set up home gyms during the pandemic.

There were an estimated 22,500 treadmill-related injuries treated at U.S. emergency departments in 2019 — including about 2,000 in children under 8 years old, according to the CPSC. The agency received reports of 17 deaths associated with treadmills from 2018 to 2020. One of those fatalities involved a 5-year-old child, but it was not clear what occurred in that case.

Peloton’s treadmill was introduced in 2018, joining the company’s line of popular stationary bicycles. The company exploded in popularity during the pandemic as gyms closed and more people worked out at home.

Its line of high-end workout equipment allows people to participate in online workout classes. The public company reported in February that it had nearly 1.7 million monthly subscribers paying for its online classes.

The company has worked with the CPSC previously. In October, Peloton agreed to recall the pedals on certain stationary bike models because they could break apart. A voluntary recall announcement from the CPSC noted the company had received 120 reports of problems, including 16 reports of leg injuries.

In recent years, the CPSC has at times struggled to take aggressive action when its staff believes products are killing or injuring children. The agency has been sometimes hamstrung by political divisions among the commissioners who oversee the agency. Currently, the commission is split between two Republicans and two Democrats. A tiebreaking fifth seat remains unfilled.

In 2019, the agency convinced Fisher-Price to agree to recall its Rock 'n Play inclined infant sleeper following reports of dozens of deaths tied to the product. A Washington Post investigation detailed how Fisher-Price invented the class of products without medical safety testing or input from a pediatrician.

The CPSC also sued Britax Child Safety in 2018 after the company refused to recall its popular BOB jogging strollers. The agency said a product defect allowed the front wheel to fly off the strollers, resulting in hundreds of crashes and injuries. Britax argued the strollers were safe when used as instructed.

In a settlement, Britax offered to fix BOB strollers for thousands of customers if the effort was not categorized as a traditional agency recall.

But the next year, when it was discovered that Britax used defective bolts to fix some strollers, the company agreed to issue a recall.

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Tesla crash with no driver in Spring Texas, killing two

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April 19, 2021

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- Federal safety regulators have sent a team to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it has sent a Special Crash Investigation team to Spring, Texas, to look into the Saturday night crash of the electric car.

Investigators are "100% sure" that no one was driving the 2019 Tesla Model S that ran off a suburban parkway, hit a tree and burst into flames, killing two men inside, Harris County Precinct Four Constable Mark Herman said.

But they're still trying to determine whether the electric car was operating on Tesla's Autopilot driver-assist system, or if the company's "Full Self-Driving Capability" system was in use.

One of the men was found in the front passenger seat of the badly burned car, and the other was in the back seat, Herman told The Associated Press Monday.

"We are actively engaged with local law enforcement and Tesla to learn more about the details of the crash and will take appropriate steps when we have more information," NHTSA said Monday.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday on Hammock Dunes Place in the Carlton Woods Creekside subdivision just west of The Woodlands.

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Firefighters and medics responded to reports of an explosion in the woods after the 2019 Tesla Model S ran off the road, authorities said.

The victims were said to have been two men who were 59 and 69 years old. However, police have not released their names.

Authorities say the men in the car had just dropped off their wives at a home in Spring and took the car on a test drive. Moments later, the calls started coming into 911.

The Tesla was traveling from a cul-de-sac on Hammock Dunes Place and did not negotiate a curve, authorities said. The vehicle crashed into a tree before bursting into flames.

The Tesla's high-energy batteries on board continued to reignite as firefighters tried to get to the two people inside.

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"The calling party advised that they did hear a boom and then they saw a fire approximately 20 to 30 feet tall," a dispatcher said on an emergency call.

The fire raged for four full hours and required rescue workers to use about 30,000 gallons of water to eventually put the fire out because the battery kept reigniting, the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said.

The vehicle was said to be traveling at a high rate of speed, Herman said.

Two people died in a crash involving a self-driving Tesla that burst into flames and continued to burn for four hours despite firefighters' efforts.

ABC13 spoke with a local Tesla club about the driving assistance technology that comes with these cars, and those owners said the vehicle will not even start if no one is in the driver's seat.

"You know, you're warned when you pick up your Tesla that this is just a driving assistance system. It's not, it doesn't drive yourself yet," local Tesla owner Stephen Pace said. "That's the goal that eventually they will be able to drive themselves, but today it warns you if you don't touch your steering wheel constantly."

SEE ALSO: Tesla Model S catches fire twice in 1 day in California

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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5-year-old Pueblo girl hit by truck, fighting for life at Colorado Springs hospital

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April 12, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - 5-year-old Patsy Salazar is fighting for her life in Colorado Springs after a driver hit her on Thursday night in Pueblo as she was crossing the street on a scooter.

Pueblo Police said the driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. There are social media posts alleging the driver was drunk, but police said there was no sign the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

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Salazar suffered a skull fracture and was seriously injured in Thursday's accident. Her family reported that when they first got to her, they didn't believe she was still alive. Flight For Life crews transported her to Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs to undergo surgery on Thursday. On Saturday, Salazar had recovered enough to leave the ICU, though she remains in the hospital to continue her recovery.

In a social media post, a family member said "the doctor and staff named her 'Miracle' our God is working on her she's a fighter!"

Pastor Rob Hernandez at Highest Praise Fellowship is handling the donations to the family.

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Fire rips through East Harris County Industrial Facility

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April 8, 2021

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A fire at an east Harris County industrial facility on Wednesday led to a shelter-in-place order for two nearby neighborhoods.

The fire was burning in the Channelview area at the K-Solv facility in the 1000 block of Lakeside Drive. The thick black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. And when Air 11 was over it, we could also see cars burning in the parking lot.

Lakeside, Northshore, Hardy and De Zavala streets were closed in the area as crews worked to control the fire.

Just before 6 p.m., a shelter-in-place order was issued for Lakeside Park Estates and Lakeview Homes. Click here to monitor the air in the area. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced that the order was lifted at about 8 p.m. Hidalgo also said the fire was extinguished but they were still monitoring the air in the area.

According to K-Solv, the fire started during a drum transfer operation, which is what they call the process of transferring a product from a drum to a smaller container.

K-Solv posted a tweet to report that all of their employees were accounted for. A company official later said one employee was taken to an area hospital as a precaution due to mild respiratory irritation.

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Sourced from K-Solv's Twitter account

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo told reporters the fire was out, but there was still a slight chance of it reigniting. Firefighters would be on site monitoring the area until there was no more risk of it restarting.

This fire happened 2 miles away from the ITC fire that burned for several days in 2019. Judge Hidalgo said the county made significant investments and changed policies in how they respond to these types of incidents and it paid off today.

"If you remember during ITC fire, we scrambled. We had to bring contractors from out of town to monitor our air. This time we had it ready as soon as the fire started, we had a reading. Since then we've continued to do readings but we haven't identified any elevated levels that would be of concern to health," Judge Hidalgo said.

K-Solv said it believes all runoff was contained, but Judge Hidalgo said they won't be taking any chances and will be testing the water, too.

"I've spoken with the Coast Guard. They are working to look at impact of the waterways, to set up booms, there's some runoff of materials into the water. You can see it seeping from the area of the fire," Judge Hidalgo said.

According to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, the facility housed several chemicals, including, but not limited to, hydrochloric acid, acetone, ethanol, ethylene dichloride and other acids.

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