Frequent chemical fires in the Houston area signal larger deficiencies in oversight of the chemical industry at both the state and federal levels.
Fires have already scorched nearly 300,000 acres in the state this year.
A plume of smoke is seen from Ojai, California, as the Thomas Fire grows and advances toward seaside communities on December 10th, 2017, near Carpinteria, California.
Investigators say the Eagle Creek Fire was likely started by a boy's misuse of fireworks. Now Oregonians are calling for criminal charges.