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A fire that broke out on Saturday afternoon at Exxon Mobil's Baytown refinery was detained by emergency officials.
No injuries reported. 19659012] The company monitors air quality but said it still does not see evidence of "adverse impact".
The flame broke out at about 12:30 am, affecting a unit that the company said was working on gasoline. He sends a thick cloud of dark smoke into the sky filmed in videos published in social media.
Employees of Exxon and La Porte at the Emergency Management Office said there was no need for shelter.
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"Pollution control continues to track the air south of La Porte factory and Clean Lake without reading at this time," she said Lina Idalgo.
The smoke has spread over the entire Houston horizon and can be seen for miles. Until 16:00 was no longer visible.
Exxon Mobil in his statement said the cause of the fire would be investigated.
"We deeply regret any interruption or inconvenience this incident may have caused to the community.Other safety issues emerged at the Baytown 5000 Bayway Drive
In 2016, the expiration of a pipeline from a flammable chemical outside the plant caused evacuation, and he came two months after a call was called because of another message. Sign up for the latest news alarms delivered to your email here