Hundreds evacuated after refinery explosion in Regina
CTVNews.ca Staff Date: Thursday Oct. 6, 2011 5:17 PM ET
REGINAPolice say at least two people have been injured in an explosion and fire at the Co-op crude oil refinery in Regina.
Officers are on scene assisting fire crews and directing traffic in the city’s northeast end.Witnesses near the site told a local radio station that they heard alarms before an explosion went off.
Thick smoke can be seen coming from the refinery.
Co-op says it is taking steps to account for employees and contractors on the site.
The 75-year-old Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries in Regina, Saskatchewan has over 600 permanent employees and produces 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day.It occupies 554 acres of land in north Regina.