Workers Escape Fire

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Thursday, January 04 2007 Jan 4, 2007 Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:28:40 PM CST January 04, 2007 in News
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REPUBLIC (AP) - Three workers escape a fire that broke out in an empty million-and-a-half gallon fuel storage tank in southwest Missouri. Republic Fire Chief Duane Compton said he feared the worst when he saw black smoke pouring from the top of one of the huge tanks at the Magellan Pipeline Company. The chief said about 12 million gallons of gasoline and diesel are stored at the facility. As several fire companies raced to the scene, the workers went back into the tank and doused the blaze with dry-chemical fire extinguishers.

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