Culp Petroleum Fire

Rockhill, SC - Region IV

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Benjamin Franco
OSC

franco.benjamin@epa.gov

1350 E. Main Street
Rockhill, SC 29731
response.epa.gov/CulpPetroleumFire



At 1600 hrs on 08OCT03, the Culp Petroleum Co. had a tankfarm fire caused by someone driving into the loading rack area. The person may have sufferred a medical condition. Six Fire Departments responded including the Charlotte Airport Fire Department. The Charlotte Airport Fire Department brought a foam fire truck and put out the flames. Oil and water runoff was contained to the site and did not impact a body of water. An initial estimate indicates that more than 49,000 gallons of gasoline/diesel/oil product was released. SCDHEC responded to the incident and worked closely with the Co.


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