Oil Tank Fire Sends Three Arizona Firefighters to Hospital

Three Gilbert firefighters were transported to a hospital while working an oil tank fire at a Salt River Project plant, reports azfamily.com.

A hydraulic line for a 240-gallon oil tank broke and caught fire inside one of the operations buildings at the power plant.

“Basically, a high-pressure leak,” said Gilbert Fire Capt. Mike Connor. “One of the pipes burst and it has a tank reservoir that leaked out some hydraulic fluid that’s used for cooling.”

Without the cooling, Connor said temperatures inside the building reached 1,000 degrees. Because of the heat and lack of oxygen inside, both Gilbert and Mesa fire departments rotated firefighters.

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