Hydrogen Line Breaks, Starts LA Refinery Fire

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 01:08 PM gHale


A high-pressure hydrogen line ruptured, causing an explosion and a fire Saturday morning at an oil refinery in Bossier Parish, LA.

Bossier Parish Fire District 1 firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. at Calumet Princeton Refining off Louisiana Highway 157.

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Police say the fire was contained quickly and no one suffered an injury in the incident.

Police believe an equipment issue caused the rupture.

A hazardous-materials crew examined the plant for any chemical that would pose a threat to the community and found none, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Davis said.

Authorities continue to investigate and examine the plant for further damage.