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7/28/05-Longview

Oil Rig Explosion North Of Longview

Some anxious moments in Gregg County earlier today as firefighters converged to try and contain a work over-oil rig explosion. It happened at an oil rig just northwest of the intersection of Shiloh road and Pine Tree road.  Around noon, work crews escaped as oil began to leak under pressure from the rig. Moments later it exploded, catching the nearby trees on fire.

Three nearby vehicles were melted from the intense heat. Luckily, no one was injured. Fire crews doused the blaze with foam, but kept their distance from fear of a second explosion. The fire was extinguished later in the day.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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