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Fire at Heartland Petroleum prompts emergency shutdown

COLUMBUS — “East Fifth Avenue was closed at Yearling Road on Saturday morning after a fire broke out at Heartland Petroleum.

Fire crews were called to the refinery just before 7 a.m. in 4000 block of East Fifth Avenue, 10TV News reported.

A representative with the Columbus Division of Fire said a leak in a site gauge ignited.

Investigators said the fire prompted an emergency shutdown at the refinery.

Hazardous materials crews, the environmental protection agency and arson investigators all responded to the scene to investigate.”

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Firefighters battle Columbus refinery fire