June 27, 2016 / 5:32 PM / 4 years ago

Imperial oil reports fire at 121,000 bpd Ontario refinery: fire department

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Imperial Oil has notified local emergency officials of a fire on Monday at its 121,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, according to the city’s fire department.

The fire started in a refinery sub station, according to a source familiar with the plant’s operations. The potential impact to production is not currently known, the source said.

The company classified the fire as a “code 8,” which means they are notifying local emergency officials but not requesting additional support, the fire department said.

Most, if not all, refineries maintain an in-house fire department.

Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Chris Reese and Marguerita Choy

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