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UPDATE: Fire Reignited At CenterPoint Substation In Texas City, Officials Say

Texas City officials say first responders are on the scene, and no action is needed by the public


Fire at CenterPoint substation in Texas City

Texas City officials said a fire reignited at at a Texas City substation owned by CenterPoint Energy, early Wednesday. Texas City Emergency Management said first responders are on the scene. CenterPoint Energy said no injuries, or power interruptions, have been reported.

“The fire has reignited this morning which could happen from time to time over the next day or so due to the extreme heat of the equipment from yesterday's fire,” said Alicia Dixon, CenterPoint spokeswoman, in an e-mailed statement to Houston Public Media. “We are working closely with the fire department. There are no customers impacted (experiencing an outage) at this time due to the fire reigniting this morning. We are still investigating cause.”

A fire initially broke out at the facility late Tuesday, according to Texas City Emergency Management.

No injuries were reported and all personnel were accounted for.

Texas City Emergency Management reported that a transformer at the Centerpoint facility near FM517 & HWY146 exploded around 5:26 p.m. which started a mineral oil fire which continues to burn.

The situation is under control, on Tuesday, and HWY146 was open. No action was needed by the general public.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the fire reignited on Wednesday morning.

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