Construction workers, first responders and Liberty Island visitors avoided catastrophe after a propane tank caught fire at a construction site on Liberty Island in New York Monday August 27. Luckily, the propane tank — which was located next to a few other tanks — did not explode.
The Statue of Liberty was evacuated as a precaution. No damage occurred to the statue. One construction worker was injured but treated and released at the scene. Firefighters spent two hours working to contain the blaze.