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OEP: Oil storage tank fires out, evacuation lifted

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago May 03, 2013 May 3, 2013 Friday, May 03 2013 May 03, 2013 4:20 PM in News
Source: Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness
By: Russell Jones

DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers confirmed to News 2 that fires which started last night at an oil storage facility in Livingston Parish are out and an evacuation order was lifted.

Firefighters said they were watching for flare-ups and checking for hot spots.

The fire started around 10:30 p.m. at the Denbury facility on Linden Road outside of Denham Springs. Authorities said the fire started at a single oil storage tank, then spread to a second early Friday morning.

Nearly 30 homes were evacuated overnight while crews worked to contain the blaze.

Investigators are still working to determine what started the fire.

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