Greg Fountain

ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery experienced an unplanned shutdown of one of its sulfur units Wednesday morning around 11 a.m., Feb. 10, and as a precautionary measure enacted a shelter-in-place order within the complex.

A similar move was made at nearby Jefferson County Courthouse, according to Greg Fountain, Emergency Management coordinator for Jefferson County.


UPDATE: After looking at current conditions and polling a majority of the VFD chiefs, on February 3, 2014, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick rescinded the burn ban that had been in place for the county, but he has the ban on the Commission