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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City of Valdez News Release - CORRECTION

22-0006 CORRECTION.COV News Release 062722 COV Petro Star Tanker fire

CORRECTION

Valdez, Alaska (06/27/2022) - Valdez Fire and Police Departments responded to a reported explosion and fire at the Petro Star Refinery on Dayville Road.

At approximately 5:04 p.m. Valdez Dispatch received reports of an explosion and fire at the Petro Star Refinery located at 2501 Dayville Road. 

Emergency responders arrived on scene at approximately 5:10 p.m. and discovered an active fire involving a tanker truck inside the loading area of Petro Star Refinery. The fire was contained to the tanker truck and rack of the loading area. 

Fire Chief Raynor contacted Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Fire & Rescue requesting mutual aid and two trucks were dispatched to assist with firefighting efforts.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. traffic along Dayville Road reopened as Fire Department personnel deemed the fire under control. Units cleared the scene at 7:33 p.m. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

A correction was made to reflect the accurate time emergency responders arrived on scene.

For information, please contact the Communications Director at ahinkle@valdezak.gov.

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