Two explosions and fire at a large oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, have resulted in at least ten casualties, according to the local fire department. Initial reports spoke of as many as 20 injured, but no fatalities.
“There is a report of multiple casualties. Initial reports are at least 20 casualties transported. Multiple agencies have responded,’’ Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger said in a statement.
Ten people were admitted to hospitals in Duluth, Minnesota, a spokeswoman for Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center told Reuters. One person was seriously injured, she said. There are no known fatalities.