December 11, 2015 / 3:57 AM / 3 years ago

Mexico's Pemex says five workers hurt in oil refinery fire

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Five workers were hurt when a fire broke out at the Lazaro Cardenas refinery in Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, state oil and gas company Pemex said on Thursday.

Pemex [PEMX.UL] said in a statement the fire in a catalytic plant that had been closed for maintenance has been put out. The rest of the refinery was operating normally, it said.

Four workers suffered burns and were taken to a local hospital, Pemex said. Another worker fell as he operated a fire hose during the emergency response.

The Minatitlan refinery’s capacity was raised to 246,000 barrels per day in 2012. The facility was also hit by a fire in early September.

Reporting by Michael O'Boyle; Editing by Tom Hogue

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