DETROIT - Detroit area police have issued an "all clear" alert after a refinery fire led to an evacuation of area residents.
Detroit firefighters say a tanker at the Marathon Refinery on Fort street was on fire. Smoke could be seen for miles around and air quality concerns have forced officials to evacuated residents near the fire.
Firefighters had two trucks at the scene streaming water and two trucks streaming foam.
Hazmat was also on the scene.
The City of Melvindale ordered a partial evacuation of the city for a few hours. They were concerned about air quality from the fire.
Witnesses told Scripps sister station 7 Action News in Detroit that they felt the explosions from two blocks away.
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