North Baltimore residents may see some flames at Prism Propane Services of Ohio’s facility Wednesday morning, but they will be no cause for alarm as the company burns off the remaining propane gas in two emptied tanks.
Starting at around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Prism is burning off the gas as a safety precaution before moving the two 30,000 gallon tanks to a new location west of their offices at 1399 Business Park Drive South.
“We expect to see a flame rise 10 to 25 feet above the propane tanks from the relief valve,” Prism Propane Chief Operating Officer George Walton said. “Although flaring is an impressive sight, Prism doesn’t want to see anyone in harm’s way during this procedure. Prism has alerted local fire departments to the flaring, which is expected to take several days, and the driveway will be blocked to normal traffic.”
Prism Propane Services of Ohio was formed in 1998 as a for-profit company and subsidiary of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative.