Explosion and fire at the Phillips 66 Borger Complex

Late Tuesday morning, an explosion and fire occurred at the Phillips 66 Borger Complex off of SH 136 between Stinnett and Borger.

Hutchinson County Sheriff Deputy Oscar Rojas confirmed the explosion. Rojas also reported 3 to 5 ambulances on the scene and two helicopters responding to injuries.

The Phillips 66 Borger Complex released the following statement:

“At approximately 10:15 a.m. today, a fire occurred at the Phillips 66 Borger Complex. Emergency responders, along with the Borger Fire Department, were immediately notified to suppress the fire and are currently responding. 

"As of now, the fire is still active, and personnel are working to stabilize the situation. All personnel on site have been accounted for, and three injured individuals are receiving appropriate medical attention. 

"The safety of our people, the community, and the environment are of the utmost importance to our company, and these priorities will guide our efforts as we respond to the incident. The cause of the incident is under investigation.”

This is a developing story. High Plains Pundit will continue to provide more updates as they become available. 

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