|Updated: 8/02/2012 1:30 pm
||Published: 8/02/2012 3:05 am
A fire at a west Tulsa refinery has been extinguished.
Officials at the Holly Refinery say the fire started early Thursday morning in a diesel hydrotreater, which is a piece of equipment used in the refining process to remove sulfur from diesel fuel. The fire was confined to the area surrounding the hydrotreater and immediately contained.
The Holly Emergency Response Team fought the fire, Tulsa Fire Department crews were on standby outside the gates in case they were needed. Holly says there's no risk to the surrounding area, and no one was hurt.
“While we are investigating the cause of the fire, safety is our number one goal – safety for our employees, fire team and surrounding neighbors,” said Tony Conetta, VP & Refinery Manager. “We appreciate the Tulsa Fire Department’s standby support.”
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality reports air quality readings have not shown any significant elevations of chemicals.
The company says they are investigating the fire.