FBI says blast at Puerto Rico fuel storage site was accident, caused by vapour leak
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — The FBI says there’s no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in last week’s explosion at a Puerto Rico fuel depot.
The FBI special-agent-in-charge in the island said a vapour leak caused the blast at the Caribbean Petroleum Corp. facility near San Juan.
Luis Fraticelli said more than 240 investigators looked into the explosion. He told reporters Friday there is no evidence it was intentional.
The explosion shattered windows and sent tremors across San Juan. The fire burned for 2 1/2 days and destroyed 21 of the depot’s 40 tanks.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes but there were no deaths.