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Crews respond to 2-alarm fire at natural gas facility in Washington County

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A fire broke out at a natural gas facility in Washington County on Monday evening.The fire happened at the Williams Ethane Pipeline valve station located along Pleasant Valley Road in Buffalo Township. In a statement, Williams Energy said the fire was apparently caused by a lightning strike at the plant but will be fully determined on Tuesday. Workers at the plant were able to extinguish the fire and no one in the area had to be evacuated.”When people think of fires on gas lines, they think of big, catastrophic incidents. We’re very lucky this was a small line on the side of a valve set that was not releasing large amounts of gas. There was no immediate hazards to the immediate area or the local community,” said Ryan Frazee, the county’s acting public safety director.No one was injured. Williams Energy will evaluate the site and local regulators will make sure the facility is safe.

A fire broke out at a natural gas facility in Washington County on Monday evening.

The fire happened at the Williams Ethane Pipeline valve station located along Pleasant Valley Road in Buffalo Township.

In a statement, Williams Energy said the fire was apparently caused by a lightning strike at the plant but will be fully determined on Tuesday.

Workers at the plant were able to extinguish the fire and no one in the area had to be evacuated.

“When people think of fires on gas lines, they think of big, catastrophic incidents. We’re very lucky this was a small line on the side of a valve set that was not releasing large amounts of gas. There was no immediate hazards to the immediate area or the local community,” said Ryan Frazee, the county’s acting public safety director.

No one was injured. Williams Energy will evaluate the site and local regulators will make sure the facility is safe.



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2021-06-22 11:57:00

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