A fire in a lube oil tank blew the top off a 6,000-gallon tank at Bailey Yard Thursday.
According to Union Pacific Spokesperson Mark Davis, the fire and explosion was reported about 12:30 p.m., and no one was injured.
“It blew the top of the tank off,,” he said. “[The North Platte Fire Department] brought in some foam and put the fire out at 1:36 p.m. There were no [chemical] releases.”
Davis said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
More information will be in tomorrow's North Platte Telegraph.
A fuel tank at Bailey Yard exploded and burned Thursday.
The North Platte fire Department was called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. where a fuel tank was billowing smoke into the air west of the diesel shop at Bailey Yard.
Stay tuned for more details.