Fire Erupts at Total Refinery in France Near Le Havre Port
A fire erupted at a Total oil refinery in northwestern France on Saturday, 14 December, but was brought under control and there were no injuries, local authorities said.
The blaze started at about 4 am in a pump at the plant at Gonfreville-l’Orcher, near the port city of Le Havre, the local prefecture of the Seine-Maritime region said.
It said the blaze has been brought under control and is dying out though some small fires remained.
Total said in a statement that no one was injured and that all those at the site, which employs around 1,500 people, have been accounted for.
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