Large Fire at Propane Tank Plant in Marshfield Detected From Space

A large fire that burned at a propane gas facility in Marshfield, Missouri, was detected by satellites in space on May 13, the National Weather Service said.

A satellite detected a hotspot over Marshfield using technology usually used to detect wildfires and controlled burns, the NWS said.

Up to 10,000 small propane tanks caught fire at the facility, causing a number of large explosions that forced local residents to evacuate, local media reported.

Three employees inside the facility escaped the fire, with emergency crews treating one injured person, investigators said. Credit: Karen Ragsdale via Storyful

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