Large fire at refinery in Haifa

Large fire at refinery in Haifa

World December 25, 2016 11:57

HAIFA - A large fire in a refinery in the Israeli town of Haifa with bright orange flames and a thick black cloud of smoke as a result. The fire occurred on an industrial estate. That report local media.

Police briefly closed the main roads around the industrial estate. Dozens of fire teams were trying to get the flames under control. 'It is a very serious incident. Our main goal right now is to stop the fire from spreading to other tanks containing hazardous material, 'said a spokesman for the fire department of Haifa at the news site Ynet. The burnt tank contains about 1 000 liters of gasoline. According to employees of the refinery, there is prevented a greater disaster because the tank, which has a capacity of 10. 000 liters, was relatively empty. It is not clear how the fire started.

Through the smoke, many residents with respiratory problems reported to doctors. There is also no mention of casualties.

Police briefly closed the main roads around the industrial estate. Dozens of fire teams were trying to get the flames under control. 'It is a very serious incident. Our main goal right now is to stop the fire from spreading to other tanks containing hazardous material, 'said a spokesman for the fire department of Haifa at the news site Ynet. The burnt tank contains about 1 000 liters of gasoline. According to employees of the refinery, there is prevented a greater disaster because the tank, which has a capacity of 10. 000 liters, was relatively empty. It is not clear how the fire started.

Through the smoke, many residents with respiratory problems reported to doctors. There is also no mention of casualties.

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