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Lightning strike sparks oil tank fire

Photo Source: Donnie Reynolds. Photo Source: Donnie Reynolds.

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Fire crews responded to the scene of a large oil tank fire in Rusk County on Tuesday evening.

The Elderville Lakeport Fire Department was able to quickly bring the flames under control at an oil well off of CR 2165D.

The Rusk County Sheriff's Office says the fire was started by a strike of lightning.

No structures were damaged and no injuries have been reported.

The oil well was on a crude oil distillate farm

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