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Body of worker found after Texas plant fire

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Body of contract employee found at Texas facility
  • He had been missing since fire broke out Tuesday
  • Fire was fully contained and extinguished Wednesday

(CNN) -- The body of a contract worker who was missing after a large fire erupted Tuesday at a natural gas and chemical facility in east Texas has been found, officials said.

"Enterprise offers its condolences to the family and friends of the worker and will be working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the fire," Enterprise Products Partners said Wednesday evening.

It did not identify the worker or provide details on the circumstances.

The fire, which occurred in Mont Belvieu, about 35 miles east of Houston, started shortly after noon at a facility used to store natural gas liquids. Flames shot hundreds of feet into the air for several hours.

Enterprise said the fire was fully contained and extinguished Wednesday. The main part of the complex was not damaged and the facility was operational, it said.

According to its website, Enterprise Products owns or has interest in approximately 19,200 miles of onshore natural gas pipelines that provide for the gathering and transmission of natural gas in Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming.