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.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS