UpdateFire extinguished after Louisiana oil tank explosion; no injuries

04 May 2013 00:02  [Source: ICIS news]

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HOUSTON (ICIS)--Response crews have extinguished the fire at the Denbury-owned oil storage and loading facility after an oil tank exploded late Thursday night in Livingston Parish in eastern Louisiana, the oil and gas company said on Friday.

The incident was reported around 23:00 Louisiana time, resulting the evacuation of about 30 homes.

“There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, and the oil that was in the tanks was contained to the berm area surrounding them,” said Jack Collins, a spokesman with Denbury Resources.

“Denbury would like to express its deepest gratitude to the state and local officials, fire-fighters, contractors and employees involved in extinguishing the fire in a safe manner,” Collins added. “The absolute safety and welfare of the community, its residents and the environment remain Denbury's single biggest priority.”

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