Railcar Fire Leads To Hazmat Call At Memphis Company

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The Memphis Fire department and Hazmat crews were called to Valley Products in the 300 block of E. Brooks Road Wednesday afternoon.

Valley Products makes industrial soaps and soap products. The call came in about 2:45 p.m., when a railcar carrying 40,000 gallons of soybean oil caught fire. Crews were welding at the top of the tank at the time. No one was hurt.

It took about 30 minutes to put out the fire. Memphis fire crews cooled the tank to bring down the pressure and keep it from reigniting.

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