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East Utah blaze causes $5 million in damage for business

Published June 19, 2013 9:42 am

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A fire near Naples on Tuesday night caused an estimated $5 million in damage.

Fire officials said the blaze started about 6:30 p.m. at the Coyote Press Station about 40 miles south of Vernal.

When firefighters arrived, they found four 500 barrel tanks of condensate (a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons separated from gas), mixing tanks and other equipment engulfed in flames.

Due to the intense heat and other safety concerns, fire crews let the fire burn down before extinguishing it by using foam.

No one was injured.

The press station filters condensate and sells it to refineries.

Janelle Stecklein