KCK Fuel Tank Fire Burning Itself Out

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Firefighters remain at the scene of a massive fire in a Kansas City, Kan., gasoline storage tank that erupted in flames during an electrical storm.

Flames and dark smoke billowing from the tank at Magellan Pipeline terminal could be seen for miles Wednesday morning, more than 12 hours after the fire started.

Magellan spokesman Jon Jacobs said the burning tank contained about 1.2 million gallons of unleaded gasoline. The tank's capacity is 2.5 million gallons.

Firefighters are letting the fire burn itself out.

Fire department Capt. Stan Castaneda said fire started when the tank was hit by lightning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported.

The Environmental Protection Agency said their tests have found no air quality issues.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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