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3-Day Gas “Flare Off” to be Performed at Marshall Medical Center December 4-6

PLACERVILLE, CA (December 1, 2023) – AmeriGas will be performing a three-day flare off of an 18,000-gallon liquified petroleum gas (LPG) tank at Marshall Medical Center beginning December 4 through December 6. During the flare off, the public may notice an approximately 20-foot flame coming from the area.

There is no cause for concern and all Marshall Medical Center facilities will remain open during the multi-day process. Additionally, temporary replacement tanks will be installed to ensure no interruption of propane service to the hospital during this period.

The flare off is a routine maintenance procedure necessary to repair a valve on the tank. AmeriGas personnel will be on site 24/7 during the process, which is being performed in coordination with the El Dorado County Fire District and Marshall Medical.

In the event of high wind or temperature, low humidity, or any combination of these factors, the scheduled flare off will be postponed until it has been determined that no increased risk is present.

A detailed timeline of the project can be reviewed below.

Saturday, December 2, 2023: Setup and placement of temporary propane tanks.
Sunday, December 3, 2023: Continued setup and connection of the temporary tanks.
Monday, December 4, 2023:
  • AM: Cutover from permanent tank to the temporary tank system.
  • PM: Begin flaring process (flaring will occur during daytime hours).


Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Flaring process to continue.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Flaring completed. Replace valves.
Thursday, December 7, 2023: Conclude the work. Restore the use of the permanent tank.