A shelter-in-place has been issued for Texas City, TX after a large EXPLOSION and fire was reported at a Valero refinery. The fire is growing fast.
Valero said it is assessing the situation.
Investigators are working to learn more about this incident.
Developing . . . check back for updates
UPDATE 6:34 PM EDT -- .fox26houston is reporting the plant fire at Valero while abc13houston is reporting it at Marathon -- regardless of the refinery that is on fire the impact to the environment will be severe (pollution)
Smoke from the fire is visible miles away in Galveston, TX!
SECOND Refining tower now also on fire . . .
UPDATE 6:47 PM EDT -- An Alkalizer is said to have exploded at the Valero refinery and one witness across the road at the Marathon Refinery told me "Hydroflouric Acid is everywhere."