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Jul 24, 2014 4:24 AM

9 Injured in Refinery Fire

MEXICO - Emergency teams battled a fire at an oil refinery in northern Mexico on Wednesday.

Pemex, the National Oil Company, said the blaze erupted overnight.

The fire reportedly began at a gasoline storage tank.

Local TV footage showed a large column of black smoke and out-of-control flames at the refinery early on Wednesday.

Pemex said nine people were injured, two with minor burns.

Local media reported that the area around the refinery has been cordoned off and authorities have begun to evacuate people living nearby.

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