Last Updated: 12:40 a.m. (Original Post: 9:40 p.m.)
No one was injured in a fire crews battled for hours at a Lemont Citgo refinery Wednesday night.
The fire started in the crude oil unit around 7:40 p.m. The unit was immediately shut down, according to a statement from Citgo. Firefighters from Lemont and surrounding suburbs fought the blaze. No injuries were reported, no evacuations were required. All employees were safe.
Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves told Sun-Times Media reporters that he received an "all-clear" message around 9:45 p.m.—and that any remaining fires were not major.