Firefighters battle huge blaze at Ergon oil refinery in West Virginia 


BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters battle huge blaze after an explosion at Ergon oil refinery in West Virginia

  • Firefighters battled a blaze at Ergon petroleum refinery in Newell, West Virginia
  • Residents shared videos of the flames and smoke rising from the plant
  • A local reporter, later shared on Twitter that the fire had been extinguished
  • The sheriff said homes had been evacuated but the fire caused no injuries 

Firefighters battled a blaze at Ergon petroleum refinery in Newell, West Virginia on Saturday night. 

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are ‘a lot of people out’ at the fire, WKBN reports. 

Brysten Trosky shared a video of the fire on Facebook and wrote: ‘Currently at the Ergon plant in West Virginia. I hope everyone is alright. I’m glad we got away when we did.’ 

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Ergon West Virginia, Inc. petroleum refinery in Newell, West Virginia

Residents shared videos of the flames and smoke rising from the plant

Residents shared videos of the flames and smoke rising from the plant

Residents shared videos of the flames and smoke rising from the plant

Amber Osborne shared another and said: Fire after the explosion at Ergon. Scary!!’ 

A local reporter, Brittany Grego later shared on Twitter that the fire, which started after an explosion, had been extinguished. 

She wrote: ‘The sheriff tells me there was some type of explosion at the plant, it caught on fire and is now under control. Homes one mile in each direction were evacuated. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort was NOT evacuated.’

‘The sheriff says everyone is accounted for. No injuries.’ 

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are 'a lot of people out' at the fire, WKBN reports. File image of the refinery

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are ‘a lot of people out’ at the fire, WKBN reports. File image of the refinery

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