There was no biohazard, Buqueras said in response to a question from
Five fire districts spent several hours fighting the fire in a tank with a 180,000-barrel capacity.
At the time of the fire, the tank contained about 60,000 barrels of fuel. Firefighters used about 3,000 gallons of foam to put out the fire.
The fire was reported around
The tank is the property of
“This is covered by the vendor and their insurance?” authority chair
The tank is under the complete control and responsibility of
“No other tanks were affected. There are over 100 tanker trucks every day at the port. The fuel started flowing within moments of the fire marshal giving the go-ahead,” Buqueras said.
Among fire departments that assisted in putting out the blaze were
The state will prepare a report on the fire, Buqueras said.
Investigators have not released a report on what caused the fire.
“The tank’s actual structural integrity gave way and collapsed inward the way it was supposed to and put a tear in the metal roof,” the Herald previously reported
“It’s a very old tank but it did what it was designed to do,” Rampino said.
The tear in the roof allowed firefighters to smother the fire with a foam blanket.
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