Two fireplace departments responded to a fireplace at the refinery on Gambrinus Avenue SW.
A fireplace Saturday morning on the Marathon Petroleum refinery precipitated black smoke, however not extensive harm to the facility.
The 8 a.m. fireplace was associated to a furnace at the refinery on Gambrinus Avenue SW, stated Angelia Graves, a spokeswoman for the Findlay-based mostly Marathon Petroleum.
The company didn’t launch a harm estimate, but Graves stated the hearth was limited to the furnace area. The damage stopped work in that space of the power, she mentioned, but the refinery continued to operate.
No one was injured within the fire, and no 鈥渙ffsite (well being) riskswere triggered, the spokeswoman stated. Air quality is monitored by Marathon Petroleum, she said.
The hearth was extinguished before 9 a.m., and the scene was cleared at eleven:30 a.m.
e don know the precise trigger (of the fireplace), however we鈥檒l do a really thorough investigation (to determine it),Graves said.
The furnace heats crude oil, or compounds related to it, to a certain temperature prior to additional processing, she defined.
James Adams, Canton health commissioner, stated that he talked with an engineer for Marathon Petroleum in regards to the fire. Adams described it as airly small and contained./p>
A part of the refinery is in town limits and one other half is in Canton Township.
Both township and metropolis firefighters responded. Canton firefighters didn’t enter the power and had been on standby. Four Canton Township firefighters assisted the refinery hearth division and 6 others were on the scene, said Jon Smith, the township department deputy fire chief.
The fire was being suppressed when township firefighters arrived, he said.
The Canton Health Department is the designated representative for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency concerning Marathon Petroleum.
A report in regards to the emissions caused by the hearth will probably be sent to the health department, Graves said. Health department workers frequently visits the refinery to conduct site evaluations, Adams said.
The tools that controls the discharge of sulfur dioxide was not broken within the fire, Adams said. He described sulfur dioxide as an irritant.
Located on approximately 180 acres, the Stark County refinery has a capacity of roughly eighty,000 barrels per day, in line with Marathon web site. The operation has around 350 employees and 300 contract staff.