Sikeston police report fire at Missouri oil distributor

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, July 13 2015 Jul 13, 2015 Monday, July 13, 2015 12:40:00 PM CDT July 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SIKESTON (AP) - Emergency crews have been working to extinguish a large fire at an oil distributor facility in southeast Missouri.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety referred calls to the department's Facebook page, which said Monday that a large structure fire has been reported at Santie Oil. The department also says a container at the site holds 15,000 gallons of propane and that people should stay at least a half mile away from the location.

The department does not say if any injuries have been reported.

KFVS reports that Highway 60 has been closed in the area because of the fire.

According to the company's website, Santie Oil Wholesale Company is a an oil distributor. Calls and an email sent to the company were not immediately returned Monday.

The photo above is courtesy of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

 

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