SULPHUR — A Thursday afternoon fire at the CITGO refinery south of Sulphur caused an equipment shutdown but the fire was contained and no injuries were reported, according to news release from Dana Keel, CITGO Government and Public Affairs Manager.
The fire, which occurred around 2 p.m., was contained inside of a heater at A Reformer Unit at the refinery. Keel stated that a shutdown of the affected equipment was done "according to operational procedures" and that all appropriate agencies were notified. The remainder of the refinery's operations continued under normal production.
Keel added that the refinery was doing everything in their power Thursday "to resolve this situation as quickly as possible."
"The health, safety, and security of our employees and the communities in which we live and work is our number one priority," she stated.
According to Keel, an investigation into the incident was launched immediately.