Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze at Southwest Philly facility
The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. at the Kinder Morgan pipeline facility in the 6300 block of Passyunk Avenue.
Firefighters on Monday night battled a two-alarm blaze at an industrial facility in Southwest Philadelphia.
The fire between two storage tanks was first reported just after 6:50 p.m. at the Kinder Morgan pipeline facility in the 6300 block of Passyunk Avenue, fire officials said.
The second alarm was struck at 7:15 p.m. The fire was declared under control around 9 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Kinder Morgan, one of the largest pipeline companies in North America, said in a statement: "Kinder Morgan discovered a fire from a cargo pump adjacent to an ethanol tank located in its Point Breeze Terminal in Philadelphia, Pa. The fire has been extinguished and Kinder Morgan’s emergency response team is on site. Ethanol was released from the impacted tank and is contained at the facility. The facility has been evacuated and all personnel are accounted for, with no injuries.
"Upon discovery, the company shut down the facility and secured the area. Air monitoring is being established around the perimeter of the facility to gauge any impacts. Local emergency responders remain on site and the streets surrounding the facility are closed.
“The appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified, and an investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted. Our customers have been notified, and we are working closely with them to minimize any potential impacts.”