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No workers hurt in Toledo Refinery fire

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM EST
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OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) - A fire after an explosion at Toledo Refinery on Tuesday morning forced authorities to close roadways in the area.

Pickle Rd. was closed from Woodville to Patchen roads and reopened several hours later.

According to the Toledo Refining Company, a fire happened on a gasoline processing unit. The company said no injuries were reported and all employees were accounted for.

Oregon Fire responded to the scene along with the refinery fire department.

Residents in the area reported hearing and feeling a loud explosion. According to Oregon dispatch, there have been no evacuations. Smoke can be seen from the area.

Smoke can be seen from the Toledo Refinery during a fire on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Smoke can be seen from the Toledo Refinery during a fire on Tuesday, Nov. 23.(John Dowing)
Authorities have closed roads around the Toledo Refinery due to a fire on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Authorities have closed roads around the Toledo Refinery due to a fire on Tuesday, Nov. 23.(WTVG)

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