Sulfur tank at refinery in Los Angeles explodes

MOSCOW — A sulfur tank exploded and caught on fire at an oil refinery in the US city of Carson located in Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported Friday that the lid of the sulfur tank at Tesoro refinery exploded.

According to the newspaper, the explosion took place at1 p.m. (20:00 GMT) and local authorities ordered everyone within the range of a quarter of a mile to shelter in place for safety reasons.

The newspaper added that no injuries were reported during the accident, and the authorities continued to investigate the cause of fire. PNA/Sputnik/