A giant explosion with multiple injuries was reported Tuesday at a British Petroleum (BP) refinery near Toledo, Ohio.
The Oregon Fire Department responded to the massive blaze that had columns of black smoke at the Husky Toledo Refinery.
According to BP’s website, “the refinery can produce 3.8 million gallons of gasoline, 1.3 million gallons of diesel fuel, and 600,000 gallons of jet fuel.”
🚨#BREAKING: Massive explosion reported at BP Refinery with reports of injuries— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 21, 2022
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Multiple agencies are responding to a Massive explosion at a BP oil Refinery in Oregon Ohio with Reports of multiple injuries at this time it’s unclear on how many are injured pic.twitter.com/PCyiQoUk5t
Viewer video shows flames and smoke billowing from the BP Refinery in Oregon pic.twitter.com/uQWKn1JFHT— WTVG 13abc (@13abc) September 20, 2022
At least two people were severely burned, WTOL reports.
Chris Howard, who was still waiting to hear from his father, Tom, who works at the plant, told the station about a call he received around 7 p.m. EST from a friend who works security at the refinery.
“It’s super stressful,” Howard said.
His from told him “there was just a big rumble at the refinery, lots of fire everywhere. He said it’s the worst he’s seen. Lots of people injured.”
This is a developing story.