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.
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.