WATCH: Deer Park, Texas, petrochemical fire caused by years of federal and state neglect
Investigative reporting finds locals were put at risk by lax a safety response in the 2019 blaze.
In 2019, the sudden outbreak of a chemical fire wreaked havoc on the community of Deer Park, Texas.
A closer look revealed years of neglect leading up to the fire and lax safety measures in its wake.
This video draws from from the following investigative reporting by Public Health Watch and the Texas Tribune: