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Crews Extinguish 5-Day Long Fire That Killed One Pipeline Worker

On Monday morning, first responders were able to finally defeat a fire that started Thursday evening at a natural gas pipeline.

On Monday morning, first responders were able to finally defeat a fire that started Thursday evening at a natural gas pipeline.  

According to local media, a six-person pipeline crew was cleaning equipment at the Phillips 66 Partners Paradis Pipeline Station in Louisiana when it exploded. One worker was missing and is now presumed dead. Three others were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The intensity of the blaze following the blast made it difficult for fire fighters to get close to the facility.

Now that the fire is out, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources will conduct an investigation into the procedures used by the employees and their past safety training.

Phillips 66 said that it is continuing to monitor the air quality around the facility and so far hasn’t seen any indications of health concerns.

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