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Big fire Ellesmere Port Refinery #1058059
22nd Aug 2018 6:32pm
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Spotted on talk talk website. Nothing on BBC as yet. Presume its been put out as news story was at 11am

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/08/22/firefighters-tackle-blaze-at-major-oil-refinery/?guccounter=1

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It was mentioned on Sky News at 6pm, but only vey briefly and didn't say if it had been put out or not.


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Originally Posted by fish5133
Spotted on talk talk website. Nothing on BBC as yet. Presume its been put out as news story was at 11am

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/08/22/firefighters-tackle-blaze-at-major-oil-refinery/?guccounter=1


BBC announced it at the same time as most of the other media ie when it came through the news agencies.

The 11:14am time on that post is false, they would have needed a crystal ball to state the fire brigade were called at 2:16pm.

The fire was put out a few hours ago.


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It wasn't in the actual refinery bit of the site, apparently. I passed on the M53 just before it went up - noticed a larger than usual flare from the top of a stack, but no big cloud of smoke as in the photos. Thank goodness no-one was hurt. Could have been a lot worse.

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Originally Posted by Greenwood
It wasn't in the actual refinery bit of the site, apparently. I passed on the M53 just before it went up - noticed a larger than usual flare from the top of a stack, but no big cloud of smoke as in the photos. Thank goodness no-one was hurt. Could have been a lot worse.



Always wondered if the refinery went up would we become an island

Re: Big fire Ellesmere Port Refinery [Re: fish5133] #1058091
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Originally Posted by fish5133
Originally Posted by Greenwood
It wasn't in the actual refinery bit of the site, apparently. I passed on the M53 just before it went up - noticed a larger than usual flare from the top of a stack, but no big cloud of smoke as in the photos. Thank goodness no-one was hurt. Could have been a lot worse.



Always wondered if the refinery went up would we become an island


We already are, the Ellesmere Canal joins the Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port and the River Dee at Chester. So we are completely surrounded by water via the sea, two rivers and two canals..


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Shropshire Union Canal, not the Ellesmere Canal.


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Originally Posted by Habdab
Shropshire Union Canal, not the Ellesmere Canal.


Between Chester and Ellesmere Port it is called the Ellesmere Canal. It is classed as part of the Shropshire Union Canal for administrative purposes.


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I think Wallasey used to be pretty much an island at high tide. A Stanlow-instigated island would be rather more traumatic! Redevelopment of Ellesmere Port would certainly be necessary. Doesn't bear thinking about, really.


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