VIDEO: Explosion at Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas

Explosion reported at Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KXAN) — An explosive fire reported at the Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas has been contained. 

Helicopter video from NBC affiliate showed a large plume of smoke coming from the facility, located at 1301 Loop 197 S, just southeast of Houston.

The city of Texas City said on Twitter that local fire departments were responding to help put out the fire.

Officials said at this time there was no need for a shelter-in-place and there are no known injuries. Valero says all of their personnel have been accounted for. 

The city says there will be constant air monitoring. 

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