Update: Oil Tank Overheats and Catches Fire

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A tank holding up to 5,000 gallons of oil, used to make asphalt caught fire overnight causing flames to shoot up in the air.

The fire was first noticed by a truck driver going down river road at around 11:30p.m. Workers at the asphalt plant first tried to put out the fire themselves, but after over an hour with no luck, they decided to call the fire department.

Once fire fighters arrived they were able to shut down the oil source and drop dry chemical bombs in the stack, those bombs are balloons filled with chemicals which help snuff out fires. Once the fire was smaller they were able to stick a fire extinguisher in the stack to put out the blaze.

They will inspect for any damage to the tank once everything cools down.



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