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It tool six hours for members of the Post Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish a fire at the George R. Brown tank battery on White Road after it was struck by lighting June 23 during an early morning storm that brought high winds, hail and lots of on lightning.
According to Volunteer Firefighter Jesse Vera, the crew was on the scene for nearly eight hours through the night and early morning.
“The fire whistle went off around 1:30 a.m.,” Vera said. “We battled the fire until 7:30 a.m. By the time we gathered all the equipment and headed back to the station to restock trucks and clean equipment, gear and hoses, it was 9 a.m.”
While there were no reported injuries, the tank battery was reported destroyed