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Burning CA Tanker Contained; Evacuees Return Home

08/25/2011
In Lincoln, California, firefighters contained a fire on a rail tanker that contained liquid propane, thereby ending the possibility of a massive explosion and allowing thousands of evacuees to return to their homes. Lincoln Fire Chief Dave Whitt told the Associated Press that firefighters allowed the propane rail tanker burn itself out after determining the car held less propane than previously thought. The tanker caught fire midday on Tuesday at a Northern Propane Energy yard in Lincoln, a city of 40,000 north of Sacramento. Between 4,000 and 5,000 homes were evacuated because of fears of a massive explosion that could have resulted from the fire. Oil and gas firefighting experts from ...

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