FRIENDLY, W.Va. (AP) – A massive natural gas storage tank fire in West Virginia is out.
News outlets report the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said in a statement that the blaze was extinguished around 5 a.m. Sunday after all-night efforts by local fire departments and state agencies.READ MORE: Two New K9 Teams Graduate From Pittsburgh Police K9 School
Gov. Jim Justice had ordered that all necessary state resources be used to help battle the blaze that began Saturday afternoon when lightning struck a storage tank that holds 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters) of natural gas condensate.
The tank is owned by Dominion Resources and is near the town of Friendly in Tyler County.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Fell In March, As Payrolls Grew
No injuries were reported and Dominion Energy says there’s no threat to public safety.
Justice’s office say the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will assist with cleanup.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf To Receive His First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
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