Lightning ignites fire at Bolivar crude oil facility


Lightning ignited a fire Thursday at a crude oil storage facility on the Bolivar Peninsula, a Galveston County spokesman said.
The fire at Impact Systems storage facility was reported at 7:13 a.m.  and firefighters from Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Galveston had extinguished it with foam before 11 a.m., county spokeswoman Brittany Rainville said.
The fire at the end of North Monkhouse Drive temporarily closed the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which was reopened after the fire was extinguished, Rainville said.
Rainville  said the lightning struck an oil storage tank that had been unused for four years.
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