Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fuel tank fire causes damage to salvage yard

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to a fuel tank fire at 1142 S. 12th Street early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters hit the area at around 9:10 a.m. When arriving on the scene, they discovered a heavy fire around a fuel storage tank.

No one was hurt in the fire, but the fire caused about $20,000 worth of damage to the area. A haz mat and foam truck were dispatched to the area of the fire to help in extinguishing it.

More from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department Battalion Chief Craig Duke:
Crews on the scene within 3 minutes reported heavy fire around a waste fuel storage tank. Crews called for additional units, Haz Mat and Foam Truck. Crews found three 500 gallon waste fuel tanks, 1 Diesel, 1 Gasoline, and 1oil. Crews used hose lines to cool off tanks and F500 foam to extinguish the fire. Fire was extinguished within 25 minutes. Fire Investigator responded to scene. Fire is under investigation. Estimated damage to tanks and holding areas $20,000. No injuries reported.