Less than two weeks after a chemical leak was reported at the BP Texas City Refinery, emergency management officials reported a fire at the facility on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire was extinguished at 3:05 p.m., according to a statement released Tuesday by a BP representative. Crews will remain at the refinery to prevent any fire flare-ups.
Bruce Clawson, spokesman for the Texas City Office of Emergency Management, tells FOX 26 News that the oil fire originated from one of the units in the plant.
The fire, reported on Tuesday afternoon, left large plumes of smoke wafting into the atmosphere and caused Texas City OEM to declare Level 2 emergency status.
Clawson says OEM officials are monitoring the situation closely and that there is no impact to the Texas City community.
No injuries were reported in the fire and Texas City OEM did not issue a shelter-in-place order.
The resid hydrotreater was deactivated, according to the BP statement, but the rest of the
refinery continues to operate.
A sulfur dioxide leak was reported on Oct. 17 at the same refinery.
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