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April 17, 2014

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1 injured in oil plant fire near Fallon

FALLON — Authorities say one person is being flown to the University of California, Davis burn center after a fire at an oil plant in northern Nevada.

Spokesman Curt Althof of Careflight says three helicopter crews were dispatched to the Bango refinery near Fallon a little after 9 a.m. Monday.

Plant Manager Ron Bell tells The Associated Press that 14 people were at the site at the time, and all are accounted for. He says he doesn't have information on what caused the fire, which was sending black smoke billowing from the plant.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen says a stretch of US 50 was briefly closed as a precaution but has since reopened.

Bango Refining is a Nevada-based company that recycles used oil. Bell says 40 people work there.

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