WHITING, Ind. - An explosion sparked a fire overnight at the same Indiana BP refinery that saw roughly 1,600 gallons of oil spilled into Lake Michigan last spring.
British Petroleum (BP) said the Whiting, Indiana, refinery experienced an "operational incident" on a process unit at the north end of the facility at roughly 9 p.m.
Crews can be seen trying to put out a fire that erupted after the blast. BP said the refinery's in-house fire department responded and the fire was out just before 11.
One employee was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
It's still not clear what caused the blast, but BP said operations were not impacted much by the fire and the refinery is continuing to operate.
This isn't the first time the Whiting refinery has been in the news.
News partner WIBC reports Wednesday's explosion came on the 59th anniversary of a blast at the refinery that rained debris down on the city, killing a 3-year-old boy as he slept and causing fires at the refinery that burned for eight days.
And that's not all. Crews spent several days this past spring cleaning up oil along the Lake Michigan shoreline after BP said up to some 1,600 gallons of oil was discharged into the lake from a March 24 malfunction at the Whiting refinery.
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