A fire at the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City on Thursday started around hoses connected to one of the tanks, a spokesman for Marathon Petroleum said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which sent thick smoke into the air that was visible from miles away.
No shelter-in-place was ordered because of the direction of the wind, Texas City Emergency Management official Bruce Clausen said. The fire was extinguished by Thursday evening, according to a company official.
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