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Huge fire at CenterPoint substation in Texas City

CenterPoint confirms at transformer caught fire at their Texas City substation. They say no one was hurt.

Texas City — FIrefighters are battling a huge fire in Texas City.

CenterPoint confirms a transformer caught fire at their Texas City substation, sending thick black smoke into the air.

All employees have been accounted for and no one was hurt, according to CenterPoint.

Texas City officials say there is no need for a shelter-in-place and no threat to the public.

The city sent out a robocall saying some plants and other businesses have lost power and those outages are causing larger flaring then normal.

Highway 146 was briefly closed for emergency crews but has since reopened.

Photos: Huge fire at CenterPoint substation in Texas City

Officials are asking everyone to stay away from the area until the fire is out.

The smoke could be seen from as far away as downtown Houston.

Several people from nearby communities tweeted photos and videos.

Check back for more on this developing story.