An explosion and fire have been reported at the Exxon facility in Baytown, located about 30 miles east of Houston.
A shelter in place has been issued for the City of Baytown, specifically for the areas west of the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant and south of 330.
The fire is seen going straight up in the air, and can be seen for miles. They contain polypropylene material. No word on what caused them.
ExxonMobil’s fire teams are working to extinguish the fire. The company is also conducting personnel accounting.
In a statement, ExxonMobil said their “first priority remains the safety of people, including [their] employees, contractors and the surrounding community.” [read more]
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