Fire at Oil Facility

Monday, a deadly fire that started at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread 

The fire, which started at a large oil storage facility, threatened to push the island further into an energy crisis.

Around dawn, flames spread to a third tank that firefighters had been trying to cool down as they fight the huge fire...

“I am very worried about the children, the elderly, the economy of Matanzas, and the country,” said Dailyn de la Caridad...

Since lightning hit one of the facility’s eight tanks on Friday night, at least one person has died, 125 have been hurt...

“The risk we had announced happened, and the blaze of the second tank compromised the third one,” said Matanzas Gov. Mario Sabines.

Alexander valos, Lt. Col. Chief of Cuba’s fire department, told Televisión Cubana that four tanks had been broken into by Monday night.

Firefighters had sprayed water on the remaining tanks over the weekend to cool them but failed to stop the fire from spreading.