Refinery explosion in Ponca City, Oklahoma : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The local news just announced that a Conoco refinery has exploded in Ponca City, two injuries, no other details thus far.

-- robert waldrop (, October 28, 1999



I will keep an eye out on the life flights that may be coming my way. Thanks for the heads up. Hope all is well with everyone there.

-- (cannot-say@this.time), October 28, 1999.

This from:


At 11:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, a fire was reported at the Conoco complex. Two people were treated at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and have been transported to an Oklahoma City burn center. Their condition is not immediately known. A tank caught fire in the Conoco tank farm. The fire has been contained to one tank and others do not seem to be in danger according to Conoco officials on the site. A very light debris from the fire has been scattered as far as three miles from the site. Ponca City civil defense officials say monitoring equipment indicates there is no toxic danger from the fire, however they are asking people to stay indoors and turn off their air conditioners. Watch the online news for updates

-- Arnie Rimmer (, October 28, 1999.

Its a 'tank farm' fire -a long ways from the actual refinery complex....Not unusual and prob not y2k related....

-- Downstreamer (, October 28, 1999.

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