CNN: Black smoke and fire escalated from a chemical plant in Texas

A videotape broadcast on CNN showed a spike of black smoke and smoke from an Arkima chemical plant in Crosby, Texas.

The company said on Friday evening that it expected more fires in the plant in the coming days, even though the flood waters that triggered an initial fire earlier in the week had begun to recede.

Authorities evacuated all residents within a 2.4-kilometer radius around the Arkima plant, about 40 km northeast of Houston.