Two explosions rock El Dorado

Belinda Larsen
Looking south on Douglas Road.

Two explosions rocked El Dorado this morning. Two explosions were felt and heard before 9 a.m. at the HollyFrontier Refinery Wednesday morning. Windows all around town shook and black smoke filled the sky. Butler County Dispatch advised the situation is under control and no injuries have been reported.

Official word received from HollyFrontier is that the fire was in a pipe rack. "Our Emergency Response Team immediately responded and safely contained the fire. Our employees and contractors are accounted for and safe. As a precaution, we also evacuated all non-essential personnel. We will continue to monitor the surrounding area and do not expect the community to be affected."