Lyondell Basell plant flares materials after power outage

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A flare lit up the skies over the Lyondell plant after a power failure (KTRK)

You may have noticed a loud rumbling sound and a large orange fire overnight coming from the Lyondell Basell plant overnight.

The company says the plant on Lawndale Street near Highway 225 and Almeda Genoa had to flare materials after a power outage.

Officials say there was no danger to workers or the public as they burned off the materials in order to stabilize their units.

The flare produced a huge bright orange fire and black smoke.

Lyondell Basell says it hopes to return to normal operations as soon as possible.

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