1 million gallon natural gas tank fire out in Tyler County after hours-long effort by local, state departments
A massive natural gas tank fire in Tyler County was finally put out Sunday morning after an around-the-clock effort by local fire departments and assistance from state agencies.
The governor's office Saturday night ordered state resources to help fight the fire. In a press release, the governor said lightning hit the 1 million gallon natural gas condensate storage tank near Friendly, Tyler County.
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials received word that the fire was out as of 5 a.m.
“Working with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the local agencies assured the safety of the residents of Tyler County, “said DHSEM Director Michael Todorovich. “We are grateful to the Tyler County Office of Emergency Management and the first responders who acted quickly to put down this fire.”
No product was released and local residents were evacuated as a precaution.
Officials told our sister station WTAP the Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. gasoline tank in the Bens Run area of Tyler County caught fire at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday.
The governor's office said multiple West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection were en route to help with cleanup efforts.
Nobody was hurt.