On Tuesday night, a fire broke out at the BP refinery on Cedar Point Road in Oregon, Ohio.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Lucas County Regional Dispatch received reports of injuries at the refinery located in the 4100 block of Cedar Point Road in Oregon, local news reported.
At this point, it is unclear how many people were injured.
The cause of the incident is still unknown.
A number of witnesses have described the incident as an “explosion.”
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At least two people were badly burned, the family of the injured refinery workers confirmed to WTOL 11.
Chris Howard was waiting to hear from his father who works at the plant Tuesday night. He received a phone call around 7 p.m. from a friend who works security at the refinery.
“He said it was like some sort of explosion,” Howard said. “He told me there was just a big rumble at the refinery, lots of fire everywhere. He said it’s the worst he’s seen. Lots of people injured.”
Lucas County Regional Dispatch confirmed that EMS responded to the scene and to reports of injuries. Dispatch was unable to say how many people were potentially hurt or how serious the injuries may be.
This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.
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