Explosion in area of Lima refinery complex rocks region


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LIMA — People throughout the region reported hearing a loud explosion Sunday night just before 8 p.m.

A dispatcher with the Shawnee Township Police Department confirmed they had units checking it out at the refinery complex.

The Allen County Emergency Management Agency posted on its Facebook page that “We are aware of a reported explosion at the refinery complex. We have spoken to Shawnee FD and complex officials and there is no threat to the public.”

A Lima News photographer said he heard the explosion, went to check it out and found fire engines from Shawnee Township on the Collett Street side of the complex.

No word on what caused the explosion.

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