Baytown Exxon Explosion: Several people injured, atleast three in critical condition following ExxonMobil oil refinery explosion on Thursday.
Around 1 a.m. on 12/23/2021, a fire occurred at our facility. At this time, emergency vehicles and smoke may be noticeable to the community. We are coordinating with local officials, and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— ExxonMobil Baytown Area (@ExxonMobilBTA) December 23, 2021
A large fire was reported following an explosion at the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Baytown, Texas on Thursday.
Residents in the area reported a loud explosion via several social media posts on Thursday.
“Did anyone hear or feel the explosion that happened at Exxon,” a Facebook user wrote. “It shook my house and a huge fire and trucks flying to the plant. Prayers , that no one was hurt.”
Atleast four people have been reported injured, while three have been airlifted for treatments.
According to reports, Exxon fire teams are now working to extinguish the fire at their Baytown refinery, air quality monitoring being done at the site & fence line “as a precaution”.