Explosion reported at Valero oil refinery in Texas

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TEXAS CITY, TX (WCMH) — First responders are investigating after a massive fire and explosion were reported at a Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to KPRC.

Investigators are on scene and are working to learn more. 

Valero released the following statement.

“At approximately 5 p.m., a fire occurred at Valero’s Texas City refinery. Valero’s emergency response teams are on the scene. Valero has contacted local authorities and are cooperating with appropriate regulatory agencies and other key stakeholder groups.

“At this time, Valero has very little information as to the cause of the fire.

“Our primary concern is for the safety of our workers.”

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