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Fuel storage tank catches fire at Shawnee Fuel Stop

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The Shawnee Fuel Stop will be closed for at least 24 hours while they inspect and clean up from the fire. The Shawnee Fuel Stop will be closed for at least 24 hours while they inspect and clean up from the fire.
Investigators from the state's fire marshal office will be coming in to examine the storage tanks. Investigators from the state's fire marshal office will be coming in to examine the storage tanks.

The smoke could be seen for miles as a construction accident at a Shawnee Township gas station causes a two-alarm fire this morning.

According to the Shawnee Fire Department, around 9:30 am, a contractor was removing an underground gas tank behind the Shawnee Fuel Stop, when the excavator hit an electric wire, igniting the remaining fuel in the storage tank. Fire crews evacuated the nearby buildings and firefighters used foam to put out the fire. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was called in to make sure the runoff didn't get carried into the storm sewers. Investigators from the state's fire marshal office will be coming in to examine the storage tanks. 

The Shawnee Fuel Stop will be closed for at least 24 hours while they inspect and clean up from the fire.

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