Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

190211law

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ROXANA > 1 hurt in refinery fire - A worker was injured in a fire Sunday afternoon at a refinery in Roxana.

The injured worker was able to walk to an ambulance to be taken to a hospital, according Melissa Erker, a spokeswoman for the Wood River Refinery. The fire started about 4:30 p.m. in the process operation unit at the refinery at 900 South Central Avenue in Roxana, about 15 miles north of downtown St. Louis. The refinery is jointly owned by Phillips 66 and Cenovus.

The cause and the extent of damage weren't clear. The plant's own firefighters put out the blaze, Erker said. Area fire departments were on standby but weren't needed, she said.

"Our community was never in any danger," Erker said. "The air quality was monitored and showed no detection of air quality issues at no time. …

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