On July 31, 2019, a fire broke out at the ExxonMobil plan in Baytown, Texas, which forced residents and businesses to shelter in place in the areas surrounding the fire.
The cause of the ExxonMobil plant fire remains under investigation. However, it has been reported that the fire originated from a unit that contains chemicals that could be harmful if inhaled, and Exxon requested that a shelter-in-place order be issued west and south of the plant.
Chemical fires can cause a number of long-term health problems, including cancer, brain and central nervous system damage, and liver and kidney problems.
Common Symptoms may include: