tanker fire

Dispatcher’s actions crucial to last week’s propane fire’s positive outcome

Lincoln’s police and fire chiefs praised the sole dispatcher on duty during last week’s tanker fire. The praise for police dispatcher Terri Leedy came during a press conferenc ...

Officials say railroad safe way to ship propane

Changes made to train tanker cars that transport hazardous materials may have prevented a catastrophic explosion during last week’s train tanker fire. So said Chuck Osterman, the ...

Propane fire tested community

Last week’s propane fire was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs of relief whe ...

What can city do to prevent future propane fires?

It will take a forensic examination of the propane tank involved in last week’s incident before officials know how to prevent a future tanker fire from occurring in Lincoln. That ...

Propane storage yard in Lincoln since 1973

Concern on the community’s part about the installation of a propane yard at the edge of town on Nicolaus Road was prevalent in News Messenger reports from 1973, although there ar ...

Evacuation topic at Economic Development Committee meeting

Lincoln Mayor Paul Joiner urged businesses affected by last week’s two-day evacuation to “document everything.” That advice came during the city’s Economic Development Comm ...

Lincoln returns to normal

One week after a tanker fire forced the evacuation of 4,800 downtown Lincoln homes and businesses, it’s business as usual. An estimated 10,000 residents were ordered to leave th ...

City outstanding during fire

In full bloom ... Today, Lincoln Florist and Gifts (645-2303) opens its new location at 509 G St., which is just a few doors south of its former location at 531 G St. Owner Jennife ...

City proves it has good disaster plan

I moved here to Lincoln in 2002. Due to the crazy world we seem to be living in, I have often wondered if our city has a good disaster plan in effect , should one be needed. The an ...

Skip Laird’s and the Lincoln police chief’s e-mails about the fire

Did anyone else have a problem with the “Evacuation Status Line” they gave us? I called several times during the evacuation and got good updates, until 7 a.m. yesterday (Aug. 2 ...

Keystone Kops do it again

With the propane tanker blazing (a week ago) Tuesday, our Lincoln Police Department went to work directing traffic. This group of “Keystone Kops” (I think the movie version cou ...

Why permit a propane tank yard next to homes and school?

Someone already has a letter in the Sacramento Bee asking the obvious question, “Why did people build next to a propane tank yard?” Was it the home builder’s fault? Did the R ...

City did an outstanding job putting out tanker fire

It'll probably take weeks to determine what caused last week’s propane tanker fire in downtown Lincoln. The fire caused the two-day evacuation of about 10,000 residents and all d ...

Tanker fire investigation report not yet released

As of Monday, no report has been released regarding the cause of last week’s tanker fire in Lincoln. Although an on-scene investigation into last week’s tanker fire is complete ...

Tanker fire investigation to start soon

The Federal Railroad Administration has plans to conduct an investigation looking into the cause of this week’s tanker car fire, although it was not known as of Friday afternoon ...