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Structure fire hits refinery

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- For the most part, operations are back to normal after a structure fire at the Marathon-Ashland Petroleum refinery.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday, the fire began in a control room, Dianne Clement, advanced community relations specialist for the company said. The company's fire rescue team quickly had the fire contained and needed no outside help to put it out, she said.

No one was injured in the blaze, and with the exception of those who worked in that control room, everyone continued with work as normal at the plant, Clement said. Some contractors were held back from the area, however.

Currently, a team is in place to assess the damage and determine the cause of the fire, Clement said.