Two folks have been damage when a big fireplace broke out Tuesday night at a BP oil refinery close to Toledo, Ohio, a spokesperson for the corporate confirmed to CBS Information. Video and pictures posted to social media ought to enormous flames and black smoke billowing from the ability.
The fireplace occurred on the BP Husky Toledo Refinery within the metropolis of Oregon, positioned simply exterior Toledo.
Two folks have been damage within the blaze, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino mentioned in an e mail. The extent of their accidents was unclear. All different employees have been accounted for, she mentioned.
“The refinery has been safely shut down whereas the response is underway,” Baldino wrote.
There was no phrase on a doable trigger. The precise particulars of the hearth have been unclear. The corporate didn’t disclose how many individuals have been within the facility when the hearth broke out.
The Lucas County 911 Regional Council of Governments, which handles emergency dispatch for the world, solely confirmed to CBS Information that native municipal fireplace crews had responded to help the refinery’s personal fireplace division.
Toledo is positioned on the Ohio-Michigan border, about 60 miles south of Detroit.