Explosion and Fire Hit Calumet's Great Falls, Montana Refinery, March 8, 2019

An explosion and fire were reported yesterday at the Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP 24,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Great Falls, Montana. The Montana Department of Transportation reported all roads within a half-mile radius of the refinery were blocked during the incident. Businesses in close proximity to the facility were also reportedly evacuated.

Calumet issued the following statement concerning the incident:

"Calumet Montana Refining has confirmed an incident has occurred at their plant. At this time all plant personnel have been accounted for and there are no injuries to report. A perimeter has been established around the plant, and this includes some interruption to traffic. The cause of the incident is under investigation. Calumet’s top priority is the safety of plant staff and the community. Updates will be provided as they are available."

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