Firefighters responding to plant fire in SE Houston

Firefighters are responding to a plant fire at the LyondellBasell facility in southeast Houston at 12000 Lawndale.

Officials say the fire is confined to a cooling tower in the facility and there has been no release of material offsite.

Officials say there is no need for action by the community.

LyondellBasell sent FOX 26 News this statement:

At approximately 7pm, a fire occurred in a cooling tower at our Houston Refinery on 12000 Lawndale Street. The cooling tower chills down hot water to a lower temperature and is not in contact with any hydrocarbons.
Our on-site firefighting team and incident response personnel are working to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible. There are also no injuries.
Our primary concern is for the safety of our workers and the surrounding community. We will provide an update on the situation as soon as we have more information.

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