Fire at Swedish Oil Refinery on Baltic Sea Coast Successfully Extinguished
- 01-Feb-2023 11:59 AM
- Journalist: Nicholas Seifield
Sweden: A fire that broke out on Tuesday at Nynas AB's oil refinery in the Swedish city of Nynashamn on the Baltic Sea coast has now been extinguished, according to the company.
“The fire broke out mid-morning today and (rescue services) arrived quickly on the scene and the fire is now extinguished. The affected area was immediately evacuated,” the Nynas spokesperson stated.
A representative of the local fire and rescue service has reported that the fire was caused by crude oil. Thankfully, no buildings are affected, and there is no sign of flames spreading further.
Six people were affected by smoke inhalation at Nynas AB, with one person taken to the hospital for further treatment and the rest returning to work.
A thick plume of black smoke is billowing from a refinery located 50 km (30 miles) south of Stockholm, Sweden.