Fire Contained at KS Refinery

Monday, November 3, 2014 @ 02:11 PM gHale


An evacuation order ended up lifted after firefighters extinguished a large fire that broke out in a cooling tower at a refinery in Harper County, Kansas, Tuesday.

Firefighters got the call to go to the Mag-Plant just after 4 p.m. local time and found thick, black smoke and large flames shooting out from the roof of the building, officials said.

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The area ended up cleared in about a mile radius until the fire was out, said Thomas Winter, the Harper County Emergency Manager.

There were no injuries in the fire and all employees escaped the blaze.

Despite the fire, the plant should be back up and running shortly, officials said.



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