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Crews respond to localized fire at Valero East Plant, no community action is needed

Valero Refinery
Posted at 7:47 AM, Nov 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-03 18:18:38-04

UPDATE:11/3/2022 at 12:13 p.m.

Valero confirmed that no injuries have occurred and the fire has been contained.

Air monitoring is being conducted and there are no issues of concern.

"The safety of our workers and community is our priority and we appreciate the coordination of efforts with local partners and agencies including the RTFC, Port of Corpus Christi, City of Corpus Christi, TCEQ, and the U.S. Coast Guard," Valero stated.

Fire crews were called out to Valero Refinery for a localized fire around 5:55 a.m. this morning.

According to citizens who live in the area, a loud noise that sounded like an explosion could be heard for miles.

The City of Corpus Christi sent out a Reverse Alert just after 7:00 a.m. confirming a localized fire at the Valero East Plant.

"At this time, there are no off-site impacts and no community action is necessary. More information will be released as available," stated the Reverse Alert.

There were no injuries reported in Thursday morning's fire.

This is a developing story, check back with KRIS 6 News for more updates.