Emergency crews and law enforcement responded to a reported explosion at Standard Oil in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Police say at least two people were sent to the hospital with burns.
“Currently, numerous law enforcement and other emergency agencies are on the scene in Bridgeport, Connecticut, after reports of multiple large explosions at the Standard Oil fuel company. So far, at least two people have been taken to a hospital following an explosion, with evacuations underway near the Fuel Company. Firefighters have issued a third alarm for the fire, as a large plume of black smoke is rising from the area, visible from miles away. Police are urging everyone to avoid the area at this time,” Rawsalerts writes.
“Regional hazmat crews have been activated due from the multiple explosions that is currently taking place With Some sort of oxidizer burning during off loading according to reports,” Rawsalerts added.
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NBC Connecticut reports:
Emergency crews have responded to an explosion at Standard Oil in Bridgeport, according to city officials.Advertisement
Firefighters and police are at the scene at Bishop Avenue and East Avenue for what city officials are calling a major fire and an active incident.
Two people have been taken to the hospital with burns, they said.
Fire crews from Stratford and Fairfield have also responded to the scene.
Two people have been taken to a hospital following an explosion in Bridgeport, according to a city official.
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According to its website, Standard Oil is the “largest family-owned oil company in Connecticut.”
This story is developing.