Gas theft may be connected to diesel fire

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A gas theft is thought to have contributed to a diesel fire earlier Saturday night. It happened just after 7 in Longview at PPC Industries, located in the 3000 block of East Marshall Avenue.

Longview fire marshals say someone got into the place, helped themselves to gas, and left the valves to an aboveground diesel tank open. Something then sparked the blaze, which fire crews were able to douse when they arrived.

No injuries were reported and the cause is being investigated.

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