DETROIT (Reuters) - A blaze at the Michigan Marine Terminal near Detroit was extinguished on Tuesday after sending a giant column of smoke into the air over the city for more than an hour.
A source familiar with operations at the Michigan Marine Terminal said the giant oil storage tanks at the facility were undamaged by the fire.
A Detroit Fire Department spokesman was not immediately available to discuss the blaze.
Several nearby businesses were evacuated by the blaze and the Detroit Fire Department advised residents to remain indoors to avoid breathing the smoke from a burning asphalt pile that also ignited a small oil storage tank, the Detroit Free Press reported on its website.
U.S. refined products markets were initially unaffected by the fire.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall and Erwin Seba; Editing by Marguerita Choy)