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Lightning strike causes oil tank fire, explosion in Wood County

(Source: Risa Castloo) (Source: Risa Castloo)
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Emergency crews responded after multiple tanks caught fire and exploded Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Hainesville Fire Department, around 1:58 p.m. they responded to a tank fire on FM 778, at the Energy Production Corporation in Mineola. 

They believe the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike, which led to the explosion of four tanks. 

Officials with the Hainesville FD said the fire was contained within 30 to 40 minutes and the tanks spilled a small amount of oil that was quickly contained. 

No injuries or further structure damage was reported according to Hainesville FD. 

Mineola Fire Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Office responded. 

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