Massive fire breaks out at ExxonMobil refinery in Texas, air quality being monitored
The cause of the fire remains unknown, but ExxonMobil did confirm to KTRK that there were no injuries, adding that they were observing the air quality for any hazards to public health.
The black smoke billowed high enough to be seen miles away, near Houston.
The first reports of smoke at the facility came from the US Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service and other local eyewitnesses, KFGO reported.
The ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown is the second-largest of its kind in the US and includes a chemical plant.