Firefighters have extinguished a crude oil tank fire that
began Thursday night at a fuel storage terminal in Galveston,
Texas, according to news media reports.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the
fire, which began with an explosion around 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday night and was extinguished around 3:30 a.m. on Friday
morning, the reports say.
Fire crews from Texas City, Santa Fe, League City and BP
joined Galveston firefighters to contain the blaze, the
Galveston Daily News reported.
The terminal was located on the waterfront docks in
Galveston, a town 45 miles southeast of Houston on the Gulf of
One worker was treated for smoke inhalation but no other
injuries were reported, the Associated Press
The plant is operated by Texas International Terminals.
The facility has the capacity to handle 1.25 million bbl of
liquid cargo storage and 350,000 tons of dry flat storage,
according to the Daily News.