Oil tank battery explodes following a fire in Lamesa - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Oil tank battery explodes following a fire in Lamesa


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Severe weather pounded parts of the South Plains Thursday night, and lightning strikes were plentiful.

NewsChannel 11's Storm Chaser David Drummond was at the scene of an oil tank fire that started by a lightning strike around 11:00 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters from Lamesa and Andrews began battling the blaze at the Musselwhite Trucking Company when the unthinkable happened.

One hour later, the tank exploded. David Drummond hid behind his storm chaser, 200 yards away from the blaze when he saw the flare up at the tank.

When the tank exploded, a large piece of metal hit his minivan, causing extensive damange.

Incredibly, no one was hurt in the blast.

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