USA: Evacuations continue as Wisconsin oil refinery fire 'reignites'

Police continued evacuations in Superior, Wisconsin, Thursday, after a fire at an oil refinery «reignited and continues to burn. «An oil tanker exploded at a Wisconsin refinery near Superior on Thursday, injuring at least eleven people. No fatalities have been reported so far. Eyewitnesses described hearing a huge blast shortly after 10:00 local time (16:00 GMT). Plumes of black smoke were... Еще seen rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery. According to Jim Paine the mayor of Superior «the most important thing for public safety is a safe and orderly evacuation.» Batt. Chief S. Gordon said that the forces have no estimation yet of the when this fire is going to be over. Wisconsin's only refinery produces about 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day from North Dakota oil fields and Alberta's tar sands.

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