FILES) This file picture taken on June 10, 2018shows the French oil big Total’s refinery in Gonfreville-l’Orcher, northwestern France. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP
A fireplace erupted at a Total oil refinery in northwestern France on Saturday, however was introduced beneath management and there have been no accidents, native authorities mentioned.
The blaze began at about 4am in a pump on the plant at Gonfreville-l’Orcher, close to the port metropolis of Le Havre, the native prefecture of the Seine-Maritime area mentioned.
It mentioned the blaze has been introduced beneath management and is dying out although some small fires remained.
Tests for air air pollution close to the plant have been unfavourable however the prefecture suggested residents to remain indoors.
Total mentioned in an announcement that nobody was injured and that every one these on the web site, which employs round 1,500 folks, have been accounted for.