On the 8th, the No. 2 Brigade of the Miaoli County Government Fire Department shut down a private warehouse in Zhunan Township. The owner illegally stored 294 gas cylinders in a space of less than 20 ping without a qualified application, and the gas volume was as high as 7,372 kg.

(Courtesy of Fire Department)

[Reporter Peng Jianli/Miaoli Report] The Miaoli County Government Fire Department is the second largest. Yesterday (8th) a private warehouse was shut down in Zhunan Township. The owner illegally stored 294 gas cylinders in a space of less than 20 ping without a qualified application. , The amount of gas is as high as 7372 kg. In the event of an accident, the consequences will be disastrous, and an invoice will be issued on the spot, and the industry is also required to move these gas cylinders to a qualified storage location as soon as possible.

The Zhunan Branch of the Second Brigade of the Miaoli County Fire Department went to a privately owned warehouse in Baoanlin to inspect the gas cylinder storage site at noon yesterday at noon. The site was a simple one-story reinforced concrete building with an area of ​​about 60 square meters. A total of 294 gas cylinders were placed in the warehouse after inventory.

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Cao Chunfeng, head of the No. 2 Division of the Fire Department, pointed out that the gas industry operator had illegally stored a large number of gas cylinders in the warehouse without applying for approval. The gas cylinders on site had 5 different sizes, of which 4 kg contained 34 pieces, and 10 kg 7, 16 kg, 21, 20 kg, 159, 50 kg, 73, a total of 7372 kg of gas storage, the quantity is quite astonishing. Although the place is close to the sea, there are still sporadic residents around. In case of an accident, the explosion The power and consequences are unimaginable.

Firefighters violated Article 15 of the "Fire Law" and Article 79 of the "Public Hazardous Materials and Inflammable High-Pressure Gas Setting Standards and Safety Management Measures". And require the industry to quickly move these gas cylinders to qualified locations for storage.

In addition, when the firefighters counted the number of gas cylinders on the spot, they found that a 4kg gas cylinder had expired and had not been sent to the inspection agency for inspection in accordance with the regulations, and then issued a bill for censorship, which could result in a fine of 20,000 to 100,000 yuan.

Cao Chunfeng said that if the industry violates the regulations and stores excessive gas cylinders, or overdue or alters the steel cylinders, it will become a ticking time bomb for the community public security, and will continue to strengthen investigations against unscrupulous gas operators to ensure the safety of the people at home.

It also appeals to the public to notify the 119 fire department to deal with it if they find any illegal activities by gas operators.

Without a qualified application, the industry illegally stored 294 gas cylinders in a space of less than 20 pings, with a gas volume of up to 7,372 kg.

(courtesy of the Fire Department)

The site is a simple one-story reinforced concrete building with an area of ​​about 60 square meters. After counting, a total of 294 gas cylinders were placed in the warehouse.

(courtesy of the Fire Department)