Saturday, June 2, 2012

Firefighters Battle Columbus Refinery Fire‎, Ohio

Columbus firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a troubled Columbus oil refinery.

Firefighters were dispatched to Heartland Petroleum on the 4000 block of East 5th Avenue in Columbus at 6:43 a.m on a report of a fire.

According to firefighters on the scene, an equipment failure caused oil to leak.

Vapors from the leaking oil ignited, causing a fire, firefighters said.

According to Battalion Chief Michael Fowler, crews isolated the leaking line and allowed what was already in the line to burn off.

Hazmat crews are on the scene. Read More