(Reuters) – Oklahoma police stated an evacuation order for residents close to the ONEOK pure gasoline plant shall be prolonged till not less than Sunday night following a fireplace on Saturday.
The Deer Creek Volunteer Fireplace Division informed individuals on Saturday to keep away from main U.S. Freeway 81 within the space “because of a significant hearth on the ONEOK plant,” posting a picture of a giant plume of darkish smoke.
The evacuation decree impacts residents in Medford, positioned close to the state border with Kansas.
“The resort lodging have been prolonged for tonight, for anybody displaced from their residence in Medford,” Grant County Sheriff’s Workplace stated on Fb.
ONEOK didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark from Reuters on Sunday.
“We’re cooperating with native emergency responders and recognize their fast response,” the corporate stated a press release quoted by media on Saturday.
“Our focus continues working with emergency responders to extinguish the hearth and the security of the encircling group and our workers.”
(Reporting by Costas Pitas in Los Angeles; Modifying by Aurora Ellis)
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