A major blast hit the Tri-Chem Industries chemical plant in the city of Cresson, Hood County, Texas leaving one person badly injured another one missing, the media reported, citing firefighters and local police. According to the city's Mayor Bob Cornett, the chemical plant manufactures soap and acid.
Multiple hazmat crews from the nearby city of Forth Worth were responding to the incident, the city's professional firefighting association said.
Officials are warning anyone who comes in contact with the smoke to go to the hospital for evaluation, the firefighters said.
The cause of the explosion is yet unclear and investigation is underway.
Tri-Chem Industries is a liquid chemicals plant that manufactures products such as citric acids and phosphates for food and industrial applications, according to the company's website.