Two Hurt in WY Refinery Fire

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 03:03 PM gHale


Two people suffered minor injuries after a fire at Sinclair Oil Refinery in Sinclair, WY, officials said.

None of the injured required hospitalization, officials said. Refinery officials said the fire on Tuesday was from a flange on top of a pressurized storage tank.

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The areas surrounding the tank farm evacuated as a precaution and workers put out the fire shortly after it occurred, said spokesman Ryta Sondergard.

This is the first fire at the refinery since a September 2013 explosion that also did not result in injuries.