UPDATE: Evacuation Lifted for Superior Residents

Superior Mayor Jim Paine has Lifted the Evacuation Notice for Residents as of 6:00 a.m. Friday

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Superior Fire Department officials gave the all clear at 8:15 a.m. at the site.

Crews are on the scene doing mop up at this time – it is still quite hot down there, according to the Superior Fire Department.

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency also said the air quality in the area looks healthy.

Check back for more updates.


SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Superior Mayor Jim Paine has lifted the evacuation order as of 6:00 a.m. Friday.

The Mayor’s Office says people can comfortably go back to their homes in Superior after being asked to evacuate Thursday due to an explosion and fires at Husky Energy Refinery.

In a message from Mayor Paine, he thanked residents for their patience and cooperation while while crews dealt with the unfortunate situation.


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