Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Reported explosion at oil refinery in Saint John, NB

Kenny Thornton | 09 October, 2018, 07:15

Residents of the area described feeling an explosion shortly after 10 a.m., and noted that flames and smoke could be seen from a great distance.

Emergency measures officials say there were believed to be only "a couple" minor injuries from the explosion. "We are actively assessing the situation at this time and will share more information when available".

He said he heard emergency vehicles heading toward the scene, but didn't say how many.

More than half of that is exported to the United States, with the refinery being one of the most important in terms of importing fuel to the Northeast.

They looked outside the window and saw black smoke and flames exceeding the height of the stacks at the refinery. "We have also led in the development of cleaner and more efficient fuels and processes".

Nate Guimond, 36, said he was doing house repairs when he saw smoke.

Saint John Police tweeted that they were responding to the incident, and asked people to stay away from the area.

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"I heard a rumbling, roaring sound", Guimond said. Thank you to all first responders who are working in response to this incident.

An explosion shook the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, after a "major incident" at an Irving Oil refinery.

"The following streets are closed: Loch Lomond at Commerce, Grandview at Champlain, Grandview at Bayside, and Loch Lomond at Macdonald".

Rob Beebe felt the explosion from his apartment on Martha Avenue, a few streets over from the refinery.

When he walked outside, he noticed black smoke coming from the refinery, so he hopped into the vehicle, drove down the corner and saw fire about 30 metres high.

The refinery is near several residential neighbourhoods on Saint John's east side, about five kilometres from the city centre.

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