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Citgo Fire finally burned itself out

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    Charles Randall

    July 6, 2006
    CORPUS CHRISTI – After hours of waiting, a Citgo refinery fire finally burned itself out early Friday morning.  Refinery Terminal Company firefighters responded to the fire around 8:00 Thursday night.  

    It was located high atop one of those towering pipelines.  The fire was so high that they had to modify their equipment just to reach the flames.  A Citgo spokesman said a piece of equipment malfunctioned and allowed superheated hydrogen and nafta gases to come in direct contact with the outside air, which started the fire.

    Nafta is a petroleum by-product.  Eventually, all the hydrogen in the pipeline was consumed and the fire burned itself out.

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