Husky Explosion

Superior Fire Dept. Looks Back On Husky Refinery Explosion 4 Years Later

From coordinating evacuation to the response on-scene, Superior Fire officials say valuable lessons were learned from an event they hope they never have to respond to again.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The nearly 30,000 people who had to evacuate their homes in Superior will never forget April 26, 2018 – when the Husky Refinery exploded and shook the city, putting first responders to the ultimate test. “When people see a big cloud of black smoke I’m sure people get reminded of that incident that happened that day, ‘oh are…

Undersheriff Phillips Hangs Up Badge After 32 Years with St. Louis County

Taking over for Phillips will be previous 9-1-1 Supervising Deputy Jason Lukovsky.

DULUTH, Minn.- On the last day of April, Dave Phillips said goodbye to his three decade career with the St. Louis County Sheriff office. “I truly can’t believe it,” he said. “It’s like you pick a day on the calendar and it’s like, months away, and then now here I am today.” “Want to go on a short ride?” he…

Remembering The Role The Weather Played In The Husky Superior Refinery Explosion

Evacuation Area Quickly Spread South From Strong Winds

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Many of us will never forget the fear and nervousness as the evacuation zone continued to grow last year on April 26th Husky Refinery explosion. The National Weather Service in Duluth and Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot closely forecasted the winds strength and direction that quickly carried the thick, possibly toxic, heavy black smoke southward. Winds were…