Huge Refinery Fire in Kansas City
My fire department is battling a huge storage tank fire at the Magellan Pipe Line Co. in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kansas. This facility is just south of the GM Fairfax Plant. The storage tank was struck by lightning.
This storage tank holds 58,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline or 2.4 million gallons. We are in a defensive mode right now trying to cool down the surrounding tanks with master streams from the pumpers' deck guns and from aerials (hook and ladder trucks). There goes the price of fuel again!
I am off duty right now, but will probably get called in to relieve the crews down there battling the blaze.