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Print of June 7th Orion Refinery fire
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During a fierce tropical storm along the United States Gulf Coast on June 7, 2001, the horizon exploded 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of New Orleans lightning had struck the Orion Norco oil refinery. Moments later the world's largest tank fire was born. Soaring over 250 feet (76 meters), spanning 265 feet (80 meters) in diameter, and containing 300,000 barrels of fuel (15 million gallons or 57 million liters), Louisiana had a monster on its hands.
 
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