Evacuations ended in Marathon refinery fire

Witnesses report feeling an explosion come from area of Detroit refinery


DETROIT – Residents were able to return to their homes Saturday evening after a fire broke out at the Marathon Detroit Refinery in southwest Detroit.

According to Melvindale Police, air testing has determined the area is safe.  Residents living East of Wall Street to I-75 were evacuated as a precaution due to fumes from the diesel tank that exploded at the Marathon oil refinery. 


Black smoke could be seen rising from the refinery.  Local 4 received several calls from viewers reporting hearing and feeling an explosion come from the direction of the refinery.

There has been no reports of injuries in this fire.