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No cause yet to Lemont oil refinery fire

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A Chicago oil refinery fire leaves no one injured.

Authorities say the blaze started at the Citgo oil refinery in Lemont Wednesday night, but has now been extinguished. As stated no one was injured and no nearby homes were evacuated. Citgo spokesman Pete Colarelli said that the fire began a little after 7:30 p.m. in the refinery's crude oil unit and sent thick smoke into the sky. By 10 p.m. the blaze was brought under control. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but according to Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves, "something sparked."

The refinery is about 20 miles southwest of Chicago and expands into unincorporated sections of Will County and Romeoville.

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