Log In or Register
HomeLocal NewsState NewsSportsOpinionObituariesAgriculture
Quick Links
  Home
  My Bulletin
  Contact The Bulletin

Marketplace
  Display Ads
  Classifieds
  Dir. of Advertisers

Opinion

Davis at the Legislature: Repeal the death penalty

Gov. Ricketts: Death sentence has important role

More opinion

Ag News

Nebraska Farmer elected chairman of Plains Grains, Inc.

Legislature approves grants for 'livestock friendly' counties

More Ag News

NorthPlatte Weather


Email Article | Print Article
News - Local News
 
Tank explodes, oil burns at Bailey YardTell North Platte what you think
 
Photo by George Lauby
Photo by George Lauby
Photo by George Lauby

A fire blew the top off an oil storage tank during the noon hour Thursday at Bailey Yard, sending clouds of black smoke into the sky.

No one was hurt in the explosion, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said. The rest of the tank was intact and acted like a chimney, as heavy smoke poured out of the top.

The 6,000 gallon tank is on the west side of the year, near a run-through service track. It contained about two-feet of heavy lube oil, Davis said.

Davis did not know the cause.

The fire was reported at 12:30 p.m. and was put out slightly more than an hour later with foam suppressant, Davis said.


Like this story to send to your facebook

The North Platte Bulletin - Published 10/4/2012
Copyright © 2012 northplattebulletin.com - All rights reserved.
Flatrock Publishing, Inc. - 1300 E 4th St., Suite F - North Platte, NE 69101
 
Show me Talk Back during this visit
 
 


Copyright © 2003 - 2015 northplattebulletin.com
All rights reserved.

Flatrock Publishing, Inc.
1300 E 4th St., Suite F
North Platte, NE 69101

 
Your Ip Address - 54.167.185.18
North Platte, Nebraska