Shepherd chemical plant fire on FM 1127 in San Jacinto County

Residents are being asked to take shelter after a factory explosion in Shepherd.

The fire was reported on the Sound Resource Solutions station at 731 FM 1127.

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A source tells FOX 26 that one person was injured and taken to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. According to the source, the man has first degree burns on his face and second and third degree burns on his arms.

The San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management says residents living within a five-mile radius should shelter in place during this time.

Polk County Emergency Management recommends that residents along US Hwy 59 from Goodrich to the Leggett shelter be present and turn off HVAC systems in homes and businesses.

Officials say the private school on FM 1127 has been moved to the Shepherd ISD Administration Building.

US Highway 59 is closed from FM 1988 to Exit 451B. Everyone is asked to avoid the area and use other routes.