BEAUMONT, Texas -

At least a dozen people were hurt in an explosion at a Beaumont refinery.

Beaumont Fire Department officials said the explosion happened at the ExxonMobil refinery in the 1700 block of Birt Street about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Three of the injured people suffered serious injuries, officials said.

Details about the explosion and the injuries have not been released.

Firefighters said the fire has been extinguished.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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