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Latest From The Fire At The Delaware City Refinery


Delaware City – Firefighters from across New Castle County are responding to the refinery in Delaware City for reports of a commercial structure fire.

Early report indicates that crews are staging near the refinery’s fire brigade station.

Images from DelDOT cameras show a massive fire in the middle of the complex.

Update: Crews are reporting that fire is floating on top of the water on the ground.

Update: Crews are reporting that they are trying to get to the shut-off valve.

Update: Command is rotating firefighters every few minutes.

Update: No reports of injuries at this time.

Update: Foam being put on the fire.

Update: Crews reporting that they are 60% in control of the fire.

Update: Crews rotating out are being sent through the decontamination showers.


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