Oil Tank Battery Fire Forces Evacuation of Post Neighborhood

Oil Tank Battery Fire Forces Evacuation of Post Neighborhood
Post oil tank battery fire (Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Emergency crews with the Garza County Sheriff’s Office called for evacuations after an oil tank battery fire near Post.

Garza County Sheriffs posted to their Facebook page Monday that residents of the 800 and 900 blocks of 3rd, 4th and 5th Street in Post were asked to evacuate the area after a tank battery caught fire, and the smoke could be seen for miles.

Around 7:15 p.m., The Garza County Sheriffs said the evacuation order was lifted, and residents could return to their homes. Crews could still be found on scene responding to the fire.

Total damage and any reported injuries are unknown at this time, but we will bring you details as they become available.

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