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US: Massive fire breaks out at Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown

The Fire Broke Out On Wednesday At An Exxon Mobil Facility In Baytown, About 25 Miles (40 Kilometers) East Of Houston.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 31 Jul 2019, 11:30:18 PM
US: Massive fire breaks out at Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown

US: Massive fire breaks out at Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown

New Delhi:

A huge fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in Houston area involving the petrochemical industry. The fire broke out on Wednesday at an Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston.

The city of Baytown says the fire is an area that contains polypropylene material and that Exxon Mobil has requested that some nearby residents shelter in place as a precaution. The area has seen large fires this year involving other petrochemical companies, too.

In April, one worker died after a tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire in Crosby. In March, a fire burned for days at a petrochemical storage facility in nearby Deer Park.

(With AP inputs)

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First Published : 31 Jul 2019, 11:30:18 PM

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