The fire started at an Ergon plant in Newell on late Saturday after a loud explosion was heard. The WTOV9 broadcaster said, citing the Hancock County sheriff, that the fire was soon under control and people from homes within a one-mile radius from the refinery were evacuated.

​As of now, the fire has been extinguished and those evacuated from their homes could return back. No casualties have been reported.

​The causes of the incident are being investigated.