" Fire at Marathon refinery in southwest Detroit "
Source: https://twitter.com/Publimetro/status/328291367866478592

On the evening of Saturday April 27, 2013, the Marathon refinery near the corner of I-75 and Fort Street caught fire. 

In response, the City of Melvindale issued evacuation orders for a portion of that city.

Eyewitness accounts

WXYZ-TV's Andy Choi is on scene and has been tweeting live reports:



  • NOTE : Ignore background music. Sometimes People who upload to Youtube while driving overdub car radio news reporting with music to get around YouTube copyright issues. Perhaps this is the case here

6 Second Vine Video : https://twitter.com/DEricsonPR/statuses/328287814234017793

News reporting is incomplete as of this writing.

In the news

Detroit Free Press: Fire breaks out at Marathon refinery in Detroit, April 27, 2013

Detroit News: Melvindale residents evacuated after fire at Marathon refinery, April 27, 2013



Marathon refinery is on #fire in #Detroit. Steve Neavling, Motor City Muckraker.