Fire at wastewater treatment plant in Hawaii stems from methane gas leak

June 25, 2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii — A spokesperson for the Honolulu Fire Department said the fire occurred after a piece of equipment designed to capture methane gas leaked.

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Honolulu Fire Department attended to a fire at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant near Honolulu, Hawaii on June 24, 2014, according to Hawaii News Now.

Fire department officials reported that a tank at the plant was undergoing routine maintenance that morning when it caught fire.

A spokesperson for the Honolulu Fire Department said the fire occurred after a piece of equipment designed to capture methane gas leaked.

Large flames were visible coming from the facility, but fortunately there were no injuries reported and no evacuations were ordered.

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