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Four injured after fire breaks out at ExxonMobil plant in Texas – Sheriff's Office

Washington, Dec 23 (UNI/Sputnik) A fire broke out at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in the Texas city of Baytown on Thursday, leaving four people injured, the sheriff's office said.
ExxonMobil reported that a fire occurred at around 1:00 a.m. local time (7:00 GMT). In early reports, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that preliminary information indicated that some type of explosion happened inside the plant.
"There have been 4 confirmed injuries, 3 of which were life flighted and 1 was taken to the hospital via ambulance. No fatalities have been reported. There is currently no shelter in place," the Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter.
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17 May 2022 | 12:25 PM

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Crackdown on illegal cash transfers in SL

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