Sheriff's spokeswoman: Fire at Valero refinery under control


MERAUX, La. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said a fire at the Valero refinery in Meraux has been brought under control, and no injuries have been reported.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Gritter tod The Advocate that streets in the area have reopened after the Wednesday morning blaze. Times-Picayune reports that Valero personnel were handling the response, with fire department crews on standby at the site in case they were needed.

WVUE-TV reports that the fire was in an area of the facility where few workers frequent.

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