No injuries were reported following a fire at International-Matex Tank Terminals’ (IMTT) 16.3 million bbl storage facility in St Rose, Louisiana, US on 12 June 2022.
The fire broke out at around 8.45pm local time at a petroleum fuel oil piping manifold. IMTT says that its personnel had brought the fire under control by 9.15pm, before extinguishing it fully shortly afterwards. The company successfully activated its emergency response plane and notified all the appropriate officials and agencies. It monitored air quality during the incident and no offsite impacts were expected.
IMTT is now carrying out an investigation into the cause of the fire.