PORT ARTHUR, TX —
Just before 9:00 pm Friday, 7 people were injured during a flash fire at Sunoco Logistics refinery at 2300 Twin City Highway in Port Arthur.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff, all 7 victims, including four critically injured, were transported to local hospitals for burn treatment.
“Three of the injured were transported to burn centers via helicopter, four by ambulance to area hospitals,” “Sunoco Logistics will work with the contractor, L-Con, Inc., to investigate the cause of the accident and support those injured and their families. Our prayers are with them,” Sunoco Logistics said in a statement.
Authorities quickly arrived at the scene including the Nederland Police Department, Nederland Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management and Acadian Ambulance including the U.S. Coast Guard.
According to Sunoco’s website, The Nederland plant is used to store crude oil and other natural gases, with a storage capacity of approximately 24 million crude oil barrels, .
There is no imminent danger to the surrounding area, and the fire did not affect nearby residents