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Rural Firefighters Respond to Oil Tank Battery Fire Sunday

Tank Battery Fire 10-7-18 Trevor DinkelRussell County rural firefighters responded to an oil tank battery fire Sunday morning southeast of Russell.

According to Russell County Emergency Manager Keith Haberer, the tank battery was struck by lightning sometime before 7 AM Sunday and had been burning for awhile by the time Russell Dispatch received the report and firefighters arrived on scene.

The tank battery was on the Carl Rein lease east of 190th Street and south of 4 Corners Road.

Firefighters from the Russell Grant Township and Rural Fire District 5 Bunker Hill Departments responded. Russell County EMS and Russell County Sheriff's Deputies also responded.

There were no injuries and the fire was extinguished.

Tank Battery Fire 10-7-18 Keith Haberer

(Photos courtesy Trevor Dinkel and Russell County Emergency Management.)

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