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Top of Gas Tank Blows Off In Big Explosion

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Some scary moments for workers at Pacific Steel in Yakima Monday afternoon when a fuel tank blew off its top in a loud explosion along the 400 block of Butterfield Road. Some scary moments for workers at Pacific Steel in Yakima Monday afternoon when a fuel tank blew off its top in a loud explosion along the 400 block of Butterfield Road.
YAKIMA, WA - Some scary moments for workers at Pacific Steel in Yakima Monday afternoon when a fuel tank blew off its top in a loud explosion along the 400 block of Butterfield Road.

Firefighters responded to the scene, but luckily the fuel tank was empty. Officials say with the hot weather, a spark could have ignited the leftover fuel in the tank, blowing the top off the cylinder. 

No one was injured in the explosion. 

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