BAYTOWN, Texas (FOX 26) - Emergency crews are working to put out a fire at an ExxonMobil plant in Baytown.
The plant is located at 5000 Bayway Drive.
CAER Online says at this time, there is no need for the community to shelter in place.
ExxonMobil released the following information on Saturday at 3:22 p.m.:
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 16, a fire occurred at the refinery. Our fire teams are working to extinguish the fire. No injuries have been reported. Our first priority remains the safety of our employees and the surrounding community.
As a precaution, our Industrial Hygiene staff continues air quality monitoring at the site and community. Available information shows no adverse impact at this time. We are cooperating with necessary regulatory agencies, and a thorough investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of this incident. We deeply regret any disruption or inconvenience that this incident may have caused the community.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo released the following statement:
The fire at ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery has been contained and Harris County Pollution Control has not detected any abnormalities in air quality. The substance burning was gasoline and thanks to the quick response of Baytown's OEM and first responders, there were no injuries. Pollution Control is still monitoring the air south of the plant around La Porte and Clear Lake with no reading at this time. Many thanks to the Industrial Liaison from Harris County OEM and the Harris County Fire Marshal for assisting.
This is a developing story.