Marathon employee burned in fire at plant in Melvindale

Victim taken to Oakwood, area briefly evacuated before being given all-clear

Published On: Sep 05 2012 08:25:13 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 11:36:59 AM EDT
Marathon plant Melvindale
MELVINDALE, Mich. -

An employee suffered burns Wednesday morning during a fire at the Marathon plant in Melvindale.

The person was taken to Oakwood Hospital, where their condition was unknown.

The fire did prompt evacuations, but the fire was quickly extinguished and has since been cleared.

Sources tell Local 4 the incident was a hydrogen fire.

Marathon plant evacuation

The plant is located near Schaefer Highway and Dix Street.