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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Car wash explosion, fire injures 2 in McDonald
  2. Starkey: Chryst a miserable failure at Pitt
  3. Groom cited at reception being filmed for reality TV
  4. Ex-Penguins defenseman Niskanen still miffed by coaches’ firings
  5. Energy sector adjusts to global oil plummet
  6. Pouliot scores in NHL debut as Penguins tame Panthers
  7. Kids treated to gifts, peaceful holiday party at Lincoln-Lemington church
  8. Warning about cop-killer came moments too late
  9. Jeannette company’s miniature steam engines coveted for decades
  10. PSU running back Lynch relishes trip back to New York
  11. Pitt football fights to overcome steppingstone status
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.