(KCEN) -- A massive fire, seen for miles, broke out Tuesday at the BP plant in Texas City.
Officials with the Texas City Office of Emergency Management said they were alerted to the hydrocarbon fire shortly after 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
BP officials said the fire started in a hydrotreatment unit, which was then evacuated.
The substance that burned in the unit has a tar-like consistency, making it very difficult to put out.
Texas City officials said they are doing air monitoring all around the fire and that it is not impacting residents, so a shelter-in-place advisory was not called for.
No injuries were reported.