Explosion Rocks Southwest Detroit, Fire At Refinery

Saturday April 27th, 2013

Posted at 6:46pm

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UPDATE – 8pm: Detroit officials say the fire is a diesel storage tank that is burning. Residents of the area have been forced to evacuate due to smoke and fumes.

Detroit Firefighters are on scene at a refinery on South Fort Street in Southwest Detroit as black smoke raises above the west Windsor sky.

Preliminary information indicates that explosions were heard followed by heavy black smoke. Detroit media is reporting that a tanker on site may have exploded. The fire is reportedly at the Marathon oil refinery.

Winds are presently blowing from the southwest and smoke is not drifting into Windsor.

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