Fire at Croatia’s Refinery

June 21, 2011

Authorities say a major fire has erupted at Croatia’s main oil refinery, causing injuries to four firefighters.

The fire hit one of the storage tankers in the 60,000 barrel-a-day refinery co-owned by Hungary’s MOL and Croatia’s state INA oil and gas company.

Authorities said Monday four firefighters were hospitalized, two with serious inhalation problems.

Authorities said that residents of the central Croatian city of Sisak will be kept informed about potential environmental hazards.

The cause was not immediately clear.

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