01 September 2018 An explosion and a large fire broke out in a refinery in southern Germany, near the city of Ingolstadt. Eight employees were injured. Three were hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries.

As many as 1,800 residents in the area have been forced to leave their homes. This is a precautionary measure due to the black smoke emitted by the fire, a police spokesman said.

Police have isolated an area of ​​about 130 hectares, said a spokesman for the police headquarters in Upper Northern Bavaria. This should prevent any onlookers from getting too close to the event and possibly being in danger. Part of the federal road 16 near the gas station is affected by the police cordon and the traffic is diverted to other routes.