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.
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