Flare burns at Lyondell plant

January 7, 2009 1:11:21 PM PST
A large flare from a chemical plant could be seen for miles on the east side of town Wednesday morning. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The flames burned over the Lyondell Bassell complex in Channelview and left a trail of black smoke in the sky.

The company said operating conditions in one of the units forced it to release the flare and that there is no cause for concern.

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