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Update: Firefighters drain gas at site of Sacramento propane explosion

08/27/2014 10:28 AM

08/27/2014 10:28 AM

Sacramento City Fire Department crews were able to safely drain the remaining fuel from a bus in a recycling yard near downtown where a propane tank exploded Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to the explosion and propane tank fire in the area of North 12th and North B streets. Fire crews at a nearby station had heard the explosion and saw a smoke column.

Upon arrival, firefighters found that a tank attached to a bus had exploded. Cause of the explosion has not been determined.

An additional five unexploded tanks were also attached to the bus. Firefighters, aided by experts from Regional Transit, were able to drain any remaining gas. The vehicle was not an RT bus.

There were no reports of injury, a fire department spokesman said. Temporary evacuations were only ordered at the recycling plant.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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