Four people were reportedly injured after a blaze broke out at an ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge.
According to the AP, four people were injured on Tuesday by a fire at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery.
Sources told Reuters that two of the injured workers are contractors and the other two are operators.
An Exxon spokesperson told the AP that the fire was extinguished around 4 p.m. and was contained to the area where it began.
A spokesperson for East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services told the AP that four people were taken to a burn unit and were in serious condition.
Sources told Reuters that the fire started at the facility’s 18,750-barrel per day alyklation unit as workers prepared to restart the unit after repair work.
The sources told Reuters that a compressor blew out during the restart and sparked the fire.
According to WBRZ, a HAZMAT team was dispatched to the facility.
Exxon told the news agency that air monitoring was being conducted.
No outages or environmental impacts have been reported.
All personnel at the refinery have been accounted for, according to Reuters.
Exxon will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.