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Lightning Sparks Southern Illinois Oil Tank Fire

WGIL Newsroom . State News 234

ELDORADO, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois business has contained an oil tank fire started by a lightning strike.

WSIL-TV reports lightning ignited oil tanks at Campbell Enterprise early Sunday. The Eldorado Fire Department responded and said the only option was to let the fire burn.

Company workers used limestone to contain the flames after fire crews left the scene.

The company says no one was injured.

The company had trucks and workers onsite all day to handle cleanup. It didn’t give an estimation of damages.


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