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UPDATE 3: Superior Refinery Fire Extinguished

CALGARY, Alberta, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local authorities declared the fire at the Husky Energy Superior Refinery out around 6:45 p.m. (CT) on April 26, 2018.

Additional fire prevention measures are being taken, and the situation will continue to be closely monitored.

All workers at the refinery have been accounted for. Several people were injured during the incident and taken to hospital.

“The emergency situation at the refinery is now over, and our focus in the days ahead will turn to the investigation and understanding the root cause of the incident,” said CEO Rob Peabody. “Our thoughts are with those who were injured, and their families.”

“Our deepest thanks to the emergency responders and members of the community who stepped forward with assistance. We also appreciate the support of businesses, and city and county authorities.”

Residents needing accommodation, food or transportation, or help dealing with other issues or concerns can call Husky’s Superior assistance line at 1-800-686-3192.

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