Loading…
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeHome
Published: 2/14/2006

Explosion damages Sunoco holding tank

An oil vapor explosion about 5:30 p.m. yesterday extensively damaged a largely empty oil holding tank on Sunoco property at 2027 Front St.

The tank buckled on its northern side, and its roof ruptured in several places as a result of the explosion and the ensuing fire. A cause was not determined last night.

The tank, several stories tall, was filled with only about 18 inches of oil. Fire officials estimated damage at $300,000.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.



Poll