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.
WXYZ-TV's Andy Choi is on scene and has been tweeting live reports:
- First tweet breaking news of explosion : https://twitter.com/itsandychoi/status/328274280997609473
- 8:44 p.m. EDT : Detroit Free Press Tweets, Fire has been put out, No Injuries : https://twitter.com/freep/status/328308591251562496
- 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.