REFINERY FIRE-3 dead, 4 hurt in blast, fire at Wash. refinery

REFINERY FIRE
3 dead, 4 hurt in blast, fire at Wash. refinery

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) - Three people are dead and four
critically injured after an explosion and fire at an oil refinery
in Washington state shook homes and shot flames into the night sky.
San Antonio-based Tesoro Corp. says three people died in the
fire at its refinery in Anacortes, Wash., about 70 miles north of
Seattle.
Four other employees are in critical condition at a Seattle
hospital. A hospital spokeswoman says they are two women, 29 and
36, and two men, 34 and 41. All are in the intensive care unit with
major burns over the majority of their bodies.
The fire occurred about 12:30 a.m. Friday and was extinguished
in about 90 minutes.
Anacortes residents told Seattle TV stations they heard an
explosion and saw flames hundreds of feet into the air over the
refinery.


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