Massive fire extinguished at ExxonMobil plant in Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas - A massive fire broke out at the ExxonMobil plant Thursday afternoon in Baytown. 

Sky 2 aerials showed large flames and thick black smoke coming from the plant near the Houston Ship Channel.

Large water cannons were used by firefighters, who extinguished the fire shortly after 5 p.m.. 

ExxonMobil said there are no injuries and everyone is accounted for.

There is no reason for residents to shelter-in-place, according to the company.

Its staff will conduct air quality monitoring around the plant and the community.

 

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