Residents in Shepherd, Texas started their Wednesday morning with a bang — literally — after a massive explosion rocked a chemical plant near Houston.

It's unclear what exactly sparked the blaze at what is reportedly a petroleum processing facility  — one that has left the southern region blanketed in the thick cloud of black smoke – yet locals are already feeling the heat.

A shelter-in-place order was issued to those living within five miles of the blast, as the Polk County’s Emergency Management Office advised residents to “immediately” turn off their HVAC systems.

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Though several on social media have speculated over the blasts’ toxicity, others are already asking the truly tough question: Whether or not the disaster will warrant a Presidential drop-in.

“Will Biden go and visit the affected area?” asked another Twitter user, who claims to be a “Jersey Girl” alongside a clip of the explosion.

So take it from today’s explosion and the East Palestine, Ohio disaster last February: If you’re gonna buy an industrial-grade gas mask, now is the g******m  time.