TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Fire contained at Washington County natural gas facility

Daily Photo Galleries

By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
 

A fire in equipment at a natural gas facility in Washington County today was extinguished before it could spread to the building in which it was housed, according to the Independence fire chief.

The fire broke out shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the motor of a compressor at the MarkWest Energy plant in the 600 block of Scenic Drive, said Chief Eric Temple. A company official said the building is equipped with a fire detection system that automatically shut down operations. There were no injuries.

The compressors are used to transfer natural gas through a pipeline, according to a MarkWest spokesman. The state police fire marshal is investigating.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Crosby’s debt to NHL paid in full
  2. Pitt coach Narduzzi adds N.J. linebacker recruit
  3. Penguins’ Fleury surrenders 7 goals in 1 period of NHL All-Star Game loss
  4. Storm could drop 4-6 inches of snow on Pittsburgh area
  5. ‘Free’ wine kiosk initiative costs state Liquor Control Board $300K
  6. Linemen commit to PSU, boosting Franklin’s recruiting class
  7. Vets study links PB pills, genetic variations to Gulf War illness
  8. Chips in pucks, jerseys could alter how NHL games are analyzed
  9. Bloomfield bookstore owner bucks naysayers
  10. Central Catholic’s Petrishen says he enjoys hectic recruiting process
  11. Delmont man blogs about industrial history of region, exploring long-cold coke ovens