Fire breaks out at Antwerp refinery

10th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon, injuring at least one person, says initial reports.

10 June 2008

ANTWERP – A fire broke out at oil refinery Belgium Refining Corporation (BRC) on the Schelde Avenue in Antwerp, injuring at least one person.

The fire broke out at 3:15 pm Monday following an explosion. The sea of flames was just 200 metres from a public road. The combustion of heavy fuel led to an immense output of smoke. Initial reports say that one person was injured.

According to Johan Van Olmen of the Antwerp fire department, the Civil Protection department was enlisted to help out the fire.

There are also two fire extinguishing tugboats on standby to make sure there is enough water and foam available to put the fire out.

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