The south edge of Billings has a border created by the freeway. We live just on the other side of the freeway and are sandwiched between it and the Yellowstone River which is behind us.
On the north side of the freeway is the Conoco Refinery. Last night one of the big storage tanks caught on fire. The roof collapsed on the tank and the tank burned and melted down.
I can’t post the photos here because they are copyrighted by the paper, but here is a link: http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/local/collection_3f1193d2-f0e6-11de-b92a-001cc4c03286.html?photo=1
This is really close to our house and we could hear the loud speakers giving warning and instruction when standing out in the yard.
Fortunately no one was hurt and there were no massive explosions. We are close enough that our house would sustain damage from an event like this if not harm to us as well.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com