Heartland Petroleum Fire Closes East Columbus Road


UPDATED: Sunday July 6, 2014 9:39 AM

Columbus Police closed the roads around Heartland Petroleum after a reported fire forced the employees to evacuate the plant.

Columbus firefighters said the fire started inside a tank in the facility around 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

Columbus Police closed 5th Avenue between East 7th Avenue and North Yearling Road as firefighters worked to get the situation under control.

HazMat was called to the scene as a precaution.

Firefighters say it does not appear anything hazardous spilled.

The road reopened around 1:00 a.m.

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