Refinery Explosion Lights Up Sky for Miles


Explosion rocks local community.

PORT NECHES, Texas: An explosion rocked the TPC Group Plant in Port Neches early Wednesday morning.

A mandatory evacuation is in effect for residents within a half-mile of the facility, according to a post on the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page.

Jefferson County Judge said there are no fatalities, and only two injuries that he knows of. “We’re thankful. That’s amazing the way it looks out here."

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at the First Baptist Church on Magnolia in Port Neches.

People living within a half-mile of the plant are being contacted and told to evacuate via the "911 Reach" system, the sheriff's office said.

See attached tweets regarding the incident: