Fire contained at NuStar Crockett facility, cause still unknown
An explosion and fire has ripped through the two storage tanks at NuStar’s Crockett, California, storage facility Tuesday, sending flames and toxic smoke into the air. The fire has now been contained, according to officials.
Two tanks containing a combined 250,000 gallons of ethanol caught fire, one of which collapsed. In a statement, NuStar told CBS News that there are two impacted tanks, which were holding very low volumes of ethanol – “less than 1% of tank capacity.”
Officials said that there were workers at the facility when the fire erupted, none of them were hurt.
Local news has reported that investigators are trying to determine if Monday’s 4.5 magnitude earthquake in the Bay Area is linked to the explosion and fire.
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16th October 2019