Pipeline flare collapse in Plaquemine Louisiana



HMN-A flare collapse on a Louisiana pipeline had fire and possibly fuel spreading across the ground on site. (WAFB)

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) – Authorities in Plaquemine responded to a fire on Sunday caused by a flare tower that collapsed at a pipeline plant.

The Plaquemine Fire Department said the fire started at the Boardwalk plant at 11 a.m. The fire was burning on the ground after the tower had collapsed.

Firefighters were cautious of the scene since they feared the fire could have spread to fuel wellheads near the tower.

Authorities said there were no injuries involved in the fire. There were no evacuations.

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