No injuries after ‘valve release’ at Toledo Refinery

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 8:28 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo Refinery is investigating the facility after an explosion occurred on Thursday evening.

A spokesperson with the refinery said the facility experienced a valve release that caused a small fire around 7:27 p.m. that was quickly put out. All employees and contractors were accounted for and there were no injuries.

The Oregon Fire Department confirmed they assisted the refinery with the situation.

The department said in a Facebook post that “at this time there is no hazard or evacuation concern for the surrounding area.”

Mike Gudgeon, the manager at the Toledo Refining Company said, “We take our neighbors very seriously. We certainly don’t want to impact our neighbors in any bad way, and in this instance, there’s no impact to them. Obviously, I’d like to apologize for the noise. That’s never good. We try to be a quiet neighbor, but other than that, really no impact.”

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