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Industrial fire at PA Oil refinery, 2nd fire at this facility. Wide area Monitoring reports residents are ok to remain in area surrounding facility after massive fire.

  AP News     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast turned the early morning sky a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents with explosions that shook homes Friday. The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex around 4 a.m., spokeswoman Cherice Corley said. By 9 a.m., emergency ...

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Plain Dealing tank fire sends oil tank into air

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Explosion rocks oil pumping station in Calhoun County

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Chico couple pleads guilty to child endangerment charges in honey oil lab explosion

    Enterprise Record      OROVILLE — A Chico couple pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangerment charges stemming from a butane honey oil lab explosion earlier this year at their north Chico home, prosecutors announced. The Butte County District Attorney’s Office said Evan Palmer, 30, and Brittany Larsen, 28, pleaded guilty to endangering their 5-month-old baby. Palmer additional pleaded guilty ...

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Fire reignites at ITC facility in Deer Park

  ABC13     DEER PARK, Texas (KTRK) — A black plume of smoke is rising from the Intercontinental Terminal Company once again after a fire reignited Friday at the Deer Park tank farm. Reporter Stefania Okolie said it appears at least two tanks may be on fire at the site. Earlier Friday, ITC issued a shelter-in-place for its industrial neighbors and ...

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Plume modeling forecast shows smoke will shift over north, northwest Houston this afternoon

  12newsnow.com    HOUSTON — Tuesday is day three of the tank farm fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company southeast of Houston. Overnight there was a setback in containing the fire due to a drop in water pressure, the company says. The fire grew more intense, continuing to send a big black plume of smoke into the sky. The state and county ...

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New York oil well fire

  (Bradford Era)   An oil well fire that lit the sky and surrounding hillsides in the town of Allegany, N.Y.,  early Tuesday morning was fought by several fire departments and resulted in an oil spill of 150 gallons, reported fire department officials from the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services. A press release from the office of Chris Baker, ...

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Shelter in place lifted after oil tank explosion

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  (Click 2 Houston)   An oil tank explosion sent a plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County on Tuesday. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta. Liberty County officials said a large fire was burning, and several fire departments were called to the scene. Video from SKY2 showed that firefighters had ...

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Crews respond to tank battery fire near Midland, TX

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(NewsWest9)   HMN-Two oil tankers unloading at the site are believed to have caused the fire. One driver was pronounced dead on scene. MIDLAND, TX (KWES) – Emergency crews responded to a tank battery fire at Farm-To-Market 1788 South at West County Road 160 Tuesday afternoon. According to Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little, two 18-wheelers carrying oil caught fire ...

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Oil line hit in Beaumont, CA

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(Patch) BEAUMONT, CA — A construction crew in Beaumont hit an oil line on Wednesday, prompting an hours-long hazmat response and road closure in town. The incident was first reported around 11:40 a.m. in the area of 4th Street and California, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Police subsequently closed off California between Louis Estrada and 3rd. Officials say ...

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