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A fire that broke out on Saturday afternoon at Exxon Mobile's Baytown refinery has been taken by emergency personnel.
No claims were reported, according to a statement by the company's spokesperson Sarah Nordin. 19659012] The company monitored the air quality, but said they had not yet proven "negative impact".
The fire broke out around noon. 12.30, and influenced a unit the company said processes against gasoline. It sent a thick cloud of dark smoke into the sky, trapped in videos posted on social media.
Exxon and La Porte Office of Emergency Management officials both said there was no need to find light sources.  BREAKING NEWS UPDATES: Get your Houston news alerts delivered to your inbox
"The pollution control still monitors the air south of the facility around La Porte and Clear Lake without reading at this time," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. .
The smoke had spread over much of the Houston skyline and could be seen from miles away. At 4 pm it was no longer visible on the spot.
In his statement, Exxon Mobil stated that the cause of the fire would be investigated.
"We deeply regret any disturbance or inconvenience this event may have caused society," said the statement.
Other security issues have arisen at the Bayway station 5000 factory in Baytown.
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