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ExxonMobil spokesman confirms with KFDM fire in propylene unit at chemical plant in south Beaumont; no injuries reported

BEAUMONT - By Scott Lawrence

A spokesman for ExxonMobil confirms with KFDM News workers at ExxonMobil Chemical in south Beaumont are responding to a fire in a propylene unit.

Stay with KFDM News and for updates.

Lee Dula with ExxonMobil tells KFDM News there are no injuries and all workers have been accounted for.  

A KFDM photographer at the plant says he's watched about 15 workers leave in their pickup trucks.

Dula tells us the company is moving workers away from the affected area at the propylene unit out of an abundance of caution.

Beaumont Fire is staging at the fire station inside the ExxonMobil Chemical plant in south Beaumont while workers at the plant respond to the fire, which was reported shortly after midnight Monday.

Two engines and a chief's car are at the scene.

Nine years ago two West Brook soccer players die in crash
KFDM News - Nine years ago today (Sunday, March 29), two West Brook High School students died in a crash.

Students Alicia Bonura and Ashley Brown were killed when a charter bus carrying the high school girls soccer team flipped over on highway 90 in Liberty County.

About 20 team members were also injured during the crash as the team traveled to a play-off game.

Since the crash, Brown's mother has fought for tougher safety rules for school and charter buses.

Logon Cafe in Beaumont vandalized
BEAUMONT - The owners of a well-know cafe and music venue in Beaumont were cleaning us their business today following an act of vandalism.

Logon Cafe owners say someone threw a bird bath through their window overnight on Sunday, March 29. The cafe is located on the 3800 block of Calder.

The owners say it appears someone stole the bird bath from a business next door and toss it through the Logon Cafe window.

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