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Oil station survives fire; 6 oil trucks, 2 garages destroyed

May 6, 2019

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — A raging weekend fire at a family-owned Connecticut oil service business destroyed six oil trucks and two garages, but most of the property was spared.

The Day reports the fire at Guy’s Oil Service Station in East Lyme occurred Sunday morning and that flames reached as high as 50 feet.

Nearly 1,600 gallons of fuel were burned off in the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Fire marshals were still investigating but say the fire may have started at the back of a garage.

Investigators say oil seeped into the ground, but the town’s drinking water is not threatened.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating potential impacts on a nearby marsh.

The 80-year-old business planned to resume operations Monday.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com