Marathon Refinery Fireplace In Detroit Extinguished With No Injuries, City Partially Evacuated
HOUSTON, April 27 (Reuters) – A fire on Saturday evening at a Detroit crude oil refinery that pressured the partial evacuation of the town of Melvindale, Michigan, has been extinguished, stated a spokesman for the plant’s proprietor, Marathon Petroleum Corp .
No accidents were reported on the refinery from the blaze in a tank that stored petrochemical feedstock for production models, said Marathon spokesman Shane Pochard.
“We’re working with Melvindale police to return residents refining of petroleum to their properties,” Pochard stated. “That has not but been accomplished.”
The blaze broke out about 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) and was refining of petroleum extinguished at about eight p.m.
Marathon’s Detroit refinery is the only one in the state and may refine as much as 106,000 barrels of crude oil a day, in accordance with the U.S. Energy Data Administration.