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    LIGHTNING APPARENTLY STRUCK A PHILLIPS PETROLEUM PROPANE PIPELINE AT ITS FACILITY IN CAHOKIA. The fire started about 6:30 AM when lightning struck an above ground valve structure at its facility near Route 3. No tanks were involved, although several other smaller fires are burning around the actual pipeline rupture. No injuries have been reported as crews from numerous area departments are cooling storage tanks and extinguishing grass fires. Conoco/Phillips workers are shutting off the pipeline and will let it burn itself out.
    Jack Boczek, Chief
    Ashley Community Fire Protection District

    FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

  • #2
    Yeow, what are the odds of that? Jack, this wasn't a terrorist lightening bolt, was it?
    Omnis Cedo Domus

    www.hinckleyfd.org

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    • #3
      No, just plain old God given lightning. Here's a pic I stole from KTVI, St. Louis.
      Jack Boczek, Chief
      Ashley Community Fire Protection District

      FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

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      • #4
        Here's a shot from downtown St. Louis, probably about 3 - 4 miles away.
        We just did the IFSI class on this, didn't we? Let me at it, let me at it!
        Jack Boczek, Chief
        Ashley Community Fire Protection District

        FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

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        • #5
          Ok, so now this is old news. They got the line shut off, the fire went out and they closed the terminal for probably 2 days until they can get things cleaned up. Nobody got hurt, they claim no disruption in product availability as they have other terminals in the area. Another good job done by the fire service.
          Jack Boczek, Chief
          Ashley Community Fire Protection District

          FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

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          • #6
            Yeah, and all that's left is for the price of propane to go up
            Every silver lining's got a touch of grey...I wiilll get by....


            Proud to be IACOJ Flatlander Division

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            • #7
              and then down .........and then back up...........and then down ..........and then back up
              IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
              Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
              ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
              RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
              LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
              I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
              "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
              http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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              • #8
                It is the season for weiner roasts and hay rack rides. Its going to take a VERY long stick with that big of fire.

                On a more serious note...nice to hear there was no injuries and minimal damage. Just remember not to take refuge under a natural gas pipeline during a thunderstorm
                Proudly serving as Vice-President of the Illinois Delegation of the IACOJ

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                • #9
                  Here is a closer shot I took.
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                  • #10
                    fire streams
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                    • #11
                      80FIRE wrote:
                      Just remember not to take refuge under a natural gas pipeline during a thunderstorm.
                      80:
                      I am going to pass that along to our weather spotters. That is sound advice in any case.
                      I'll probably add it to our company's safety training program as well.
                      Hey; where's everyone been lately?
                      CR
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                      Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
                      RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)

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                      • #12
                        My spotters say WHEW, that'd leave a mark
                        Every silver lining's got a touch of grey...I wiilll get by....


                        Proud to be IACOJ Flatlander Division

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