Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility.

International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.

ITC says crews will continue to spray foam and water on the storage tanks that caught fire to cool them down and prevent the fire from reigniting.

A plume of smoke from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company is shown over downtown Houston Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company is shown over downtown Houston Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The company says steam and smoke will be visible, and the fire could still flare back up.

The tanks that caught fire contained components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.

A view of the petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, which is less than two miles southwest of the San Jacinto Memorial Monday, March 18, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A view of the petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, which is less than two miles southwest of the San Jacinto Memorial Monday, March 18, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company is shown over downtown Houston Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company is shown over downtown Houston Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Officials say it's unclear how long it will take to extinguish a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility where a large blaze is burning several storage tanks filled with gasoline components. (March 19)
Officials say it’s unclear how long it will take to extinguish a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility where a large blaze is burning several storage tanks filled with gasoline components. (March 19)
Officials said Tuesday that they're not sure when a two-day-old fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe. (March 19)
Officials said Tuesday that they’re not sure when a two-day-old fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe. (March 19)

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