(Information) – Midland, Texas, firefighters responded to an explosion and fireplace on Thursday involving a number of storage tanks and a truck utilized in oilfield operations, native media reported.
One employee on the facility has been injured in reference to the blaze, which firefighters first responded to at about 10:30 a.m. CST (1630 GMT), CBS7 information reported.
A scorching oiler truck, which is used to take away wax deposits from oil wells, and 4 or 5 frac tanks that usually maintain water or proppant had been engulfed within the flames, the information station reported. A firefighter truck additionally caught fireplace after gasoline spilled onto the bottom and unfold the blaze, it reported.
It was not instantly clear who owns the tanks. Metropolis, county and emergency officers weren’t obtainable for remark.
Companies and houses inside a couple of half-mile of the fireplace have been evacuated, KCBD, an NBC-affiliate, reported.
Midland, Texas is among the most lively oil producing areas in the US. It lays declare to part of the Permian basin, the biggest U.S. shale basin.
Reporting by Collin Eaton, Laila Kearney and Devika Krishna Kumar; Modifying by Marguerita Choy