A recycling plant’s water conservation efforts led to a thick plume of black smoke, which, fortunately, looked worse than it turned out.

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The latest comes according to officials, who battled the one-alarm blaze near the Port of Houston earlier this week.

The Houston Fire Department told the Houston Chronicle the fire started at Derichebourg Recycling around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, when workers didn’t use enough water during their destruction of cars inside the plant.

About a dozen trucks reportedly battled the blaze near Harrisburg and Navigation boulevards, with no injuries reported.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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