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By Jon O’Connell joconnell@civitasmedia.com



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LENOX TWP. — Emergency crews responded to a fire at a Susquehanna County natural gas compressor station Thursday morning , but found the flames already were out.


The fire started just after 9 a.m. at the Zick Compressor Station, operated by Williams Field Services, near Hop Bottom.


Williams notified the Department of Environmental Protection of the fire around 9:30 a.m., a department spokeswoman said.


A Susquehanna County 911 center spokesman said crews arrived on scene, but left shortly after when they determined the danger had passed.


No one was injured, Williams spokesman Mike Atchie said in an email.


The fire was contained in the station’s vent stack and “self-extinguished.” Fire damage is limited to the vent stack, and there is some minor damage to the outside of the compressor building.


Williams currently is investigating what caused the fire.


The Zick station, which is Williams’ largest station in the Marcellus region, has the capacity to process 455 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.


The pipeline was shut down following the fire and Atchie said the company planned to return the station to partial operation Thursday and full operation in the near future.


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