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POLICE: At least 7 injured in explosion at Corpus Christi oil storage facility

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Police say at least seven people were injured Saturday in an explosion at an oil storage facility, prompting a temporary shelter-in-place for the area.

According to KTRK, it happened around 10 a.m. at a tank farm belonging to Magellan Midstream.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the explosion or the extent of the injuries.

Governor Greg Abbott said emergency response crews were en route to assist those affected by the incident.

"The State of Texas is working closely with Magellan and Corpus Christi officials to aid in the emergency response efforts and to provide immediate help to those injured in the explosion," Gov. Abbott said. "The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is monitoring air quality in the area, and the Texas Division Of Emergency Management is on the ground to provide support. The Texas Department of Public Safety is also working to provide assistance to first responders on the ground. The state is ready to deploy additional resources to respond to this event and keep the community safe. Cecilia and I ask all Texans join us in prayer for those injured in this explosion, for our first responders, and for the safety of those in the area."