No injuries in Citgo refinery fire in Lemont

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No injuries were reported when a fire broke out at the Citgo refinery in suburban Lemont.

The fired started around 7:40 p.m. Thursday in a unit that processes crude oil, according to Pete Colarelli, a spokesman for Citgo.

"The crude unit was immediately shut down," Colarelli said. No injuries were reported and the refinery complex was not evacuated, he said.

"The refinery is conducting air monitoring and is working closely with Will County Emergency Management and local fire departments," he said.

The cause of the investigation remains under investigation.

The refinery at 135th Street and New Avenue in Lemont expands into unincorporated Will County and parts of Romeoville.

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