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Fire erupts at Exxon refinery in Louisiana - reports

A fire erupted at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the company and local authorities confirmed early on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department noted there was no explosion at the site, while Exxon's spokeswoman Stephanie Cargile stressed nobody was injured in the incident. "Our focus is on extinguishing the fire as quickly and safely as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and concern this incident may have caused," Cargile added.

The company added that it will investigate the cause of the fire as soon as it is extinguished.

Breaking the News / NP