A major fire broke out Wednesday near downtown San Antonio, Texas, after several explosions rocked a local oil refinery, according to the San Antonio police and fire departments.
Local authorities ordered an evacuation of individuals within one mile of the explosion, San Antonio Fire Department spokeswoman Deborah Foster said. Multiple injuries were reported, including one serious injury.
There were 100 employees at the refinery at the time of the explosion, Foster added. Firefighters were battling heavy smoke conditions, she said. Large black plumes of smoke could be seen above the city, CNN affiliate KENS reported.
San Antonio's AGE Refinery - the site of the explosions - helps manufacture specialized petroleum products, including jet fuel and diesel, KENS noted.