The storage facility is on Terminal Drive in Southwest Roanoke County. Terminal Drive is off Starkey Road. The company where the malfunction happened is called Marathon Petroleum.
Fire officials and company officials are trying to determine how to fix the malfunction at the terminal. The malfunction is inside one of the fuel tanks.
Railroad traffic in the area has also been stopped.
The principal at Country Bear Day School says the school has not been evacuated, and parents are asked to pick up their children as normal.