EPA Expects No Lasting Effects From Springfield Fuel Fire

Officials at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency say they expect no lasting environmental effects from a fire at a western Ohio fuel distributing company.

Ohio EPA officials had said the water used to control Thursday’s blaze had caused a runoff of oil and debris to flow into surrounding waterways.

But an EPA spokeswoman tells the Springfield News-Sun there is no indication any oil got below the ground.

Authorities say they believe a spark of static electricity started the blaze at R.D. Holder Oil Co., which supplies fuel, heating oil, and heavy lubricants. They say the fire ignited while a truck was being loaded Thursday morning, and it spread to a warehouse.

More than 50 agencies responded to the scene. The blaze had created thick black smoke and 200-foot flames.

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    It is from the officially ordered that there no should be no abuses of fuel fire.As it vapor so much problems.So it rather be avoid from us.

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