Lincoln propane company taking claims after fire; 1 arrested for looting

3:37 PM, Aug 29, 2011   |    comments
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LINCOLN, CA - The Lincoln company where a propane railroad tanker car burned last week, forcing the evacuation of around 4,800 residents, has established a toll-free call line for those who were affected.

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Northern Energy Propane is taking claims at 1 (855) 828-5137.

City of Lincoln spokeswoman Jill Thompson advised evacuees who incurred expenses because of the evacuation to first contact their insurance companies.

Lincoln police and fire ordered those within a one-mile radius of the Northern Energy Propane yard at 9th and I streets to leave their homes and businesses early the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 23. The propane fire burned until late Wednesday evening. The evacuation order was lifted early Thursday morning.

One person, a district manager for Heritage Propane, the parent company of Northern Energy Propane, was burned.

Cal OSHA and the Lincoln Fire Department were investigating the cause of the fire.


The Lincoln Police Department said they have a arrested a 16-year-old teen who lives in Lincoln on suspicion of burglary, looting and possession of stolen property.

Sgt. Terry Kennedy said the teen is accused of breaking into the home of a family who had been evacuated and stealing several items, including a shotgun.

All of the items were recovered, Kennedy said.

The boy was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall.


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