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Fire Burns Near Natural Gas Holding Tank West of Beebe

Crews were called to the scene at Arkansas Reclamation Monday morning.
NEAR BEEBE, AR - A fire was quickly contained late Monday morning near a natural gas holding tank.

The blaze was reported shortly after 10:00 at Arkansas Reclamation, located along Highway 64, just outside Beebe.

Smoke from the fire could be seen from Highway 64. It was reported to be contained about an hour later.

The company recycles diesel fuel used in natural gas drilling.

Spokesperson Todd Watkins says some diesel fumes were ignited after the facility lost power. The reason for the outage was unknown but he said the cold weather could have been to blame. 

The White County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring water and air quality at the site. Spokesperson Tamara Jenkins with White Co. OEM says crews will be on the scene for a few hours.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality were also notified of the situation.
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