Lightning Sparks Oil Tank Fire In Houston

HOUSTON (April 24, 2013)--Lightning sparked an oil storage tank fire Wednesday in Houston that spread to another tank before both blazes were extinguished.

The Houston Fire Department said nobody was hurt in the fires early Wednesday at Southwest Terminal Mineral Oil Co.

Fire officials say the insulation burned in both containers and the tanks were not breached.

Firefighters remained on the scene as the smoldering insulation was removed.

The company said the tanks hold non-toxic mineral oil used in the automotive industry.


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