Blast, fire reported at Romanian Black Sea oil refinery

An explosion was reported at the Petromidia oil refinery in Năvodari, Romania along the coast of the Black Sea on Wednesday, according to Romanian reports.

Initial reports indicated that an explosion was heard followed by a fire breaking out at the scene. Firefighters are battling the blaze and all the workers at the site have reportedly been evacuated

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the scene, according to the reports.