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Video: Huge ExxonMobil refinery in US catches fire

A huge fire in the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge broke out on Tuesday night

PortandTerminal.com, February 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Unfortunately, it seems as if you can almost set your watch by refinery fires they happen so frequently.

Officials said that a massive fire started at the ExxonMobil facility in Baton Rouge just before midnight Tuesday. The refinery, the fifth-largest in the nation, is located near the Mississippi River and produces gasoline, jet fuel and diesel while its chemical plant makes paint, adhesives, plastic milk jugs and other common items. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire.

Eyewitness footage of the fire

This latest fire in Baton Rouge falls on the heels of another fire at an ethylene-to-butene processing facility in Baytown, Texas that happened over the weekend.

READ: Flares and smoke seen at chemical facility in Baytown. VIDEO

ExxonMobil is the largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana. The company said the refinery has more than 3,000 workers and contractors. There were no reported injuries in the Baton Rouge fire last night.

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