Firefighters fight a massive fire at the Ergon oil refinery in West Virginia

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BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters fight massive fire after explosion at Ergon’s oil refinery in West Virginia

  • Firefighters fought a fire at Ergon’s 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 put out
  • The sheriff said homes had been evacuated, but the fire had caused no injuries

Firefighters fought a fire Saturday night at Ergon’s petroleum refinery in Newell, West Virginia.

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are ‘many people’ at the fire, WKBN reports.

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

Firefighters fight a fire at the Ergon West Virginia, Inc. petroleum refinery  in Newell, West Virginia

Firefighters fight a fire at the 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, saying, Fire after the explosion at Ergon. Spooky!!’

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 kind of explosion at the factory that caught fire and is now under control. Homes a mile in each direction were evacuated. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort was NOT evacuated. ‘

The sheriff says everyone is accountable. No injuries. ‘

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are `` many people outside '' near the fire, WKBN reports.  Refinery file image

Newell Volunteer Fire Department said there are “ many people outside ” near the fire, WKBN reports. Refinery file image

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