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Sun July 22, 2012
Fire at Valero refinery in Meraux extinguished
Authorities say a three-alarm fire that broke out early Sunday morning at the Valero refinery here did not cause any injuries or force any evacuations.
The Times-Picayune reports that the fire broke out in a crude unit of the former Murphy Oil refinery at about 1:45 a.m. and was extinguished by 7 a.m.
Valero spokesman Bill Day says there were no injuries and that the fire did not cause any environmental concerns. Nearby roads were closed briefly.
Day says a damage assessment was being done and that the cause of the fire is under investigation.