Texas City Refinery Caught On Fire

by RUBY CHAVEZ

Staff Writer

unnamedOn January 11, 2016, the Valero Texas City Refinery caught on fire. It was on Monday morning when the fire broke out.  The fire happened at around 2:45am at the Marathon Petroleum Corporation Galveston Bay plant.  

One of the welders was burned in the fire, but was flown by  helicopter to a hospital located in Galveston. The condition of the welder has not yet been released.

Two other welders were slightly burned as well, and were treated at the scene right away.

It was posted on FaceBook by Robert Guzman– welder in the refinery– that the refinery was caught on fire. Then later on in the day, he updated on the fire . Guzman posted “Just a reminder of how things can go from 0-100 in this business, unit caught fire glad my friends made it out safe”.

Investigators are still trying to determine was caused the fire to break out.

 

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