Oil Tank Farm Fire Proves Challenging for Pennsylvania Crews

Heavy construction equipment was in place to dig containment ponds to collect the runoff and spill if necessary.


They used 60 gallons of foam and less than 3,500 gallons of water. The tank containment area held all of the water and foam that was used to extinguish the fire with no runoff. None of the tanks failed even though they were bulged and starting to collapse.

Oil company crews started cleanup efforts as soon as the crude oil cooled to a safe temperature. There were no injuries.