Several oil storage tanks were involved in a fire Friday morning in southern Campbell County.

The Campbell County Fire Department reports that as of 1:45 p.m., a fire that sparked on a tank battery near the intersection of Highways 50 and 387 has been put down without injuries.

Training Chief Ron Smith said firefighters got the call at 10:15 a.m. and are still on the scene monitoring the tanks to make sure they won't flare up again, but that he doesn't have much information yet about how the fire started or how much oil burned off.

A tank battery is basically a collection of storage tanks, and Smith said he wasn't sure how many tanks were involved in Friday's fire. Fighting a fire like that is pretty straightforward, he said.

"Once everything's shut down, the fire basically burns itself out," Smith said.

More information, like who owns the tanks and a possible cause, won't be known until the responding firefighters return and file their reports, he said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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