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A fire that broke out Thursday at an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas has been extinguished.

According to Reuters, the blaze began Thursday afternoon at the Exxon refinery in Baytown, Texas and sent a plume of smoke into the air that was visible from about 22 miles away in Houston.

No injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished on Thursday.

The fire did not impact the plant’s output.

A source told Reuters that the fire began at a 20,000 bpd lube oil hydrotreating unit in the plant.

Exxon told the news wire that the blaze affected a unit that “processes diesel fuel” but did not provide further details.

The company added that it will monitor air quality in the areas surrounding the plant.

The Baytown plant is largest petrochemical complex in the United States and can process up to 584,000 barrels per day.


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