Spokesman: Texas refinery fire under control, no injuries

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – A city spokesman says a fire at a Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, is under control and air-quality monitoring suggests it is safe for residents to leave their homes. City spokesman Dale Stephán says the fire started Monday morning when a line that burns natural gas ruptured. He says the fire is not considered a deadly threat to residents and no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A Citgo official hasn’t returned messages seeking comment. Stephán says the fire forced the closure of Interstate 37 in the south Texas city, but that has since reopened.

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