No one injured in explosion, fire at Valero facility in Texas City


TEXAS CITY, Texas (FOX 26) — There are no injuries or deaths reported in an explosion and fire at a Valero industrial facility in Texas City. A shelter in place was ordered for Texas City residents but has since been canceled.

Valero tells Texas City police that all staff members are accounted for and released the following statement on Thursday evening:

At approximately 5:00pm, 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.

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