Fire at Marathon refinery in Detroit is out; Melvindale residents allowed back home

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Melvindale Police tell 7 Action News an ALL CLEAR has been issued regarding the refinery fire evacuation. Residents may now return to their homes.

A partial evacuation was put into place because Detroit firefighters say a tanker at the Marathon Refinery on Fort Street was on fire.

Smoke could be seen for miles around and air quality concerns forced Melvindale city officials to evacuate residents near the fire.

Firefighters had two trucks at the scene streaming water and two trucks streaming foam. Hazmat was also on the scene.

Witnesses tell 7 Action News they felt the explosions from two blocks away.

Stay with 7 Action News and for updates throughout the evening.


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