Lightning brings fire to South Beaumont

Lightning brings fire to South Beaumont

A tank fire in an industrial complex on Highland Ave. was caused by a lightning strike Sunday, May 10. 

Around 11:45 a.m. Beaumont Fire dispatch received a call about the tank fire. When the fire units arrived they noticed that the fire was coming from a vent towards the top of the tank. After cooling it with water it was decided to allow the fire to burn itself out. After roughly an hour and 15 minutes the fire was declared under control. 

The fire caused no injuries and did not necessitate shelter to be taken. At the time of the incident there was no environmental impact detected. 

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