Fire guts Warri refinery

Warri Refinery fire22 October 2013, Warri – The Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Delta State, was on Tuesday morning gutted by fire.

The cause of the fire, which started at about 11.00am was not immediately known.

Eyewitness said it started from one of the refining plants in the complex. The fire was still raging at the time of this report and Warri and its environ was engulfed in huge overcast of smoke pouring into the sky from the blazing inferno.

It was gathered that the management of the company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has sent SOS to the state fire service and companies that have private fire fighting equipment to join in the efforts to quell the inferno.

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