Kan. Propane Company Says Flames Part Of Project

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

LECOMPTON, Kan. (AP) _ Officials at a northeastern Kansas propane facility say there's no reason to be alarmed by large flames shooting out of the plant.

Motorists reported seeing fire shooting into the air Wednesday at the Heetco plant near Lecompton.

Branch manager Gregg White told the Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/NXqa3t ) the flames are part of a project to replace relief valves on the facility's 20 propane tanks.

White says vaporized gas has to be burned out of the tanks to remove pressure before anyone can work on them. The valves have to be replaced about every 10 years.

White says the project is expected to be finished by Friday.

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