(Update) Fire reported at Northern Natural Gas near Oakland

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June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Oakland and Carson were called to a fire in a building at the Northern Natural Gas plant, near Oakland, but there was never any danger to the public. Mike Loeffler, Media Specialist with the gas company, in Omaha, told KJAN News the fire — which happened at around 10:15-a.m. — was not actually in the building, as had first been reported. He said a contractor was conducting maintenance on a Hydro-Vac at the Oakland Compressor Station. A fire ignited in the cab of the contractor’s truck. As of 10:45-a.m., the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries, and no damage to the Compressor station itself.