Friday, August 03, 2012

Monster Fire and Explosion. Tulsa, Oklahoma Refinery Fire

It happened early yesterday morning (August 2, 2012). A Dallas-based company operates the refinery.
KJRH News Report
Posted: 08/02/2012 Last Updated: 21 hours and 44 minutes ago TULSA - No one was injured Thursday when the HollyFrontier Refinery caught fire in west Tulsa. Just before 2:30 a.m.,an explosion was heard coming from the refinery near 23rd and Southwest Boulevard. Flames could be seen shooting several feet into the air and the glow was seen at least 6 miles away.
Refinery officials say the fire started in the diesel hydrotreater unit at the Tulsa East refinery, which is the old Sinclair refinery. The fire was contained by the company's emergency response team. All personnel were accounted for and there were no reported injuries.
Officials say there is no risk to the surrounding community and that a full investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire. (emphasis added.)


  1. Wow. Scary. So many perils associated with dirty fossil fuels. It's just too risky to have these operations near people. To my knowledge, Solar Panels are safe. They do not explode, catch on fire, or poison the air and water. And, the best part is that the energy they produce is free.

  2. wow that is terrible. How many people where hurt in this fire? Dirty fuel is never going to end well no matter where it goes...


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