A fire was reported at a Valero refinery in Texas City on Thursday.
Texas City Office of Emergency Management officials initially told KPRC2 a shelter-in-place had been issued, but that order was never officially given.
Investigators are working to learn more about this incident.
There have been no reports of injuries, they say.
Valero released the following statement:
"At approximately 5 p.m., a fire occurred Valero's Texas City refinery. The fire has been fully contained. Valero has contacted local authorities and are cooperating with appropriate regulatory agencies and other key stakeholder groups. All personnel have been accounted for and air monitoring is underway."
Please note that after verfiying with Valero health and safety teams, there is no need to shelter in place. — City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) April 19, 2018
We are aware that there has been an explosion at the Valero refinery in Texas City. Local Fire Departments are in route to assist with putting out the fire. No other information is available at this time. We will put out updates as they become available. — City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) April 19, 2018
There has been an explosion at the Valero plant. As per Valero there is no need for a shelter plant. At the current time we have fire crews from the area and industry responding to the fire. No known casualties or injuries. Please continue to monitor. — City of Texas City (@CityofTexasCity) April 19, 2018
21st Century buses are being held due to the current Shelter in Place due to a refinery fire. We will release them as soon as we get the all clear. We will update when we can. — Texas City ISD (@TexasCityISD) April 19, 2018
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