Fire reignites at CenterPoint complex in Texas City after transformer explosion
TEXAS CITY, Texas – A fire reignited at a CenterPoint facility in Texas City after a transformer explosion caused a fire Tuesday.
Oil is fueling the fire, but officials said the fire does not appear to be hazardous.
The Texas City Fire Department and industrial emergency officials are working to gather more information about the fire.
People are being asked to stay away from the area, but there has been no shelter-in-place order issued.
Authorities told citizens to monitor social media for updates.
Officials initially said the fire was burning at an NRG complex, but now say the fire is at a CenterPoint facility near the intersection of FM 517 and Highway 146.
The Office of Emergency Management said several complexes in the area have lost power, which may result in increased flaring.
No injuries have been reported and all personnel have been accounted for, according to officials.
The Centerpoint facility fire has reignited. First responders are on scene. No action is needed on your part.— City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) May 9, 2018
At this time we are aware of an electrical transformer fire at the Centerpoint facility near FM 517 and HWY 146. All personnel are accounted for. No Injuries. Please stay clear of the area.— City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) May 8, 2018
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