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APR 27, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Fire extinguished at Marathon Detroit refinery; no injuries

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire on Saturday night at a Detroit crude oil refinery that forced the partial evacuation of the town of Melvindale, Michigan, has been extinguished, said a spokesman for the plant's owner, Marathon Petroleum Corp. No injuries were reported at the refinery from the blaze in a tank that stored petrochemical feedstock for production units, said Marathon spokesman Shane Pochard. "We're working with Melvindale police to return residents to their homes," Pochard said. "That has not yet been completed." The blaze broke out about 6 p.m. EDT and was extinguished at about 8 p.m. ... Read More

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