Fire at Anchorage tank farm

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A fire erupted Thursday in a nearly empty petroleum storage tank in Anchorage, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the sky. No one was injured and the blaze caused little apparent damage at the Williams Cos. tank farm.

The fire started about 2 p.m. when a contractor was cleaning out the tank. The tank held about 2,000 gallons of jet fuel at the time, company officials said.

Some port workers were evacuated and a road was closed for much of the afternoon while firefighters used about 15 fire engines worked to put out the fire with foam and chemicals.

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