Police in Britain say massive explosions at a fuel storage depot north of London have injured 36 people.
Authorities say the blasts appear to be accidental but that an investigation is underway. Many residents have been evacuated from the area near Hemel Hempstead, while others have been told to stay indoors.
At least three blasts occurred before dawn today-Sunday at the Buncefield fuel terminal, 40 kilometers north of London. Authorities say they will let the fire burn out on its own.
The explosions could be felt as far away as south London. The blasts sent a large fireball and cloud of billowing black smoke high into the sky.
The fuel distribution terminal is run by the oil companies Texaco and Total, and serves many businesses in the region including nearby Luton Airport.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.