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Officials say 13 people injured in Husky refinery fire in Wisconsin

Officials now say at least 13 people were injured in an explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in the northwestern Wisconsin city of Superior.

Evacuation ordered lifted

Dark smoke rises from a Husky Energy oil refinery following an explosion in Superior, Wis., on April 26, 2018. (Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune/Reuters )

Officials now say at least 13 people were injured in an oil refinery explosion in the northwestern Wisconsin city of Superior.

Husky Energy refinery manager Kollin Schade said at a news conference Friday that six injured workers were taken to hospitals and seven others were treated at the scene of the Thursday fire.

He says an employee and a contractor were hospitalized overnight but are expected to be released Friday.

Essentia Health says its hospitals and care facilities in the area cared for 16 patients as a result of the incident. A man who suffered a blast injury was upgraded to good condition. Some others were treated and released for minor, evacuation-related injuries.

The evacuation order was lifted at 6 a.m. Friday in Superior, a city of about 27,000 residents near Duluth, Minnesota.

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