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BSO Case Number: BS08-11-6226
PIO Number: 08-11-22
Date: November 19, 2008
Time: 6:14 p.m. Jurisdiction: Port Everglades
Place of Occurrence: Targa Resources office, 800 SE 28 Street, Dania Beach


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Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue personnel successfully battled a structure fire inside Port Everglades adjacent to a large supply of propane and other fuel.

At 6:14 pm a security guard on duty across the street heard an explosion and noticed flames shooting from the Targa Resources office building at 800 SE 28th Street. The guard dialed 911, alerting BSO to the emergency. BSO’s Fire Rescue Division responded with numerous fire fighting crews and apparatus.

The building was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived. The single-story structure, about the size of a single family home, served as a business office for the company which supplies liquid propane gas. Fifty-eight 30,000 storage tanks, containing about 800,000 gallons of LP gas, are on the property. It took fire crews about 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control, managing to contain the fire to the structure and preventing any spreading of the flames to the tank farm.

The building was not occupied at the time. There were no injuries to firefighters or other people on scene.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

THIS REPORT BY: Chief J. Lello Jim Leljedal / PIO Bat. Chief E. Federkeil, BSO FRD 11/19/08 2100′

A while back when the #1 topic was the Suez LNG Gas Port 10 miles out from shore…this writer wrote about heading to the Fort Lauderdale Airport and seeing the en masse fuel tankers departing from Port Everglades …and posting how the threat of a catastrophic incident…was already nearby our communities…in the Port itself…WHEW…close call on Wednesday…

BCbythesea…Note to Readers…some will say…this writer is now pro-BSO…for giving them space on this site…as is the case related to me by well-intentioned “other” blog site readers…when I give space to the Chamber…I have no reason to distrust either entity…my dis-like…mistrust before leaving the Mc-Gang…was shaped by hearsay…and many unfounded stories… thought to be true…but turned out to be they were often self -serving to the storytellers and the customary “scorched earth” tactics…well known to me personally now……..

more to come…

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