Small fire keeps firefighters busy Thursday afternoon

By Nick Gosnell
February 13, 2015

A small fire at 1456 17th Avenue in McPherson kept firefighters busy Thursday afternoon. At 3:17 a call was made into McPherson County dispatch.

According to McPherson Fire Chief Jeff Deal, "There was a salvage company that was working at that address, trying to reclaim some old oil storage tanks. When they were disassembling the storage tanks with their torches, they set some of the sludge on fire in one of the storage tanks. There was no explosion, but there was an ensuing fire inside the old storage tank, which generated a pretty good plume of black smoke. We arrived on scene, set up command, and went to extinguish the fire."

The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was hur