Philadelphia firefighters prevent disaster at ethanol storage facility with high-risk move

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 12/17/2019 12:00 AM

Firefighters jumped into action when an industrial facility went up in flames in Southwest Philadelphia on Monday night. They performed a high-risk move, shutting off a valve within feet of the flames. It happened around 6:45 p.m. at the Point Breeze Terminal located along the 6300 block of Passyunk Avenue. Fire crews responded to a report of a fire showing from an area between two ethanol storage tanks. The fire reached two alarms with the flames burning at approximately 1,000 degrees Kinder Morgan Terminals, which oversees the site, handles petroleum, gasoline, ULSD, ethanol, biodiesel. Roughly eight tanks sit on their 26-acre property in Philadelphia. The company said after the fire broke out, the facility was immediately shut down and all personnel was evacuated.


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