On November 14, 2013, a Chevron maintenance crew compromised a 10 inch pipe carrying liquified petroleum gas. The resulting explosion and hours long fire resulted in a precautionary evacuation of the nearby town that lasted about a day. No one was reported to have been injured during the event. The fire stopped burning once all of the LPG in the pipe had been consumed.
From a photogenic point of view, the continuing flames and dense plume of smoke from this event are at least as dramatic as the short burst of exploding hydrogen gas captured at Fukushima and endlessly repeated on the web, in major newspapers and on network newscasts all over the world.