Shelter in place lifted after oil tank explosion

Tank explosion


(Click 2 Houston)


An oil tank explosion sent a plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County on Tuesday.

The incident was reported about 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta.

Liberty County officials said a large fire was burning, and several fire departments were called to the scene.

Video from SKY2 showed that firefighters had extinguished the blaze by 11:40 a.m.

A shelter-in-place order was issued, then later lifted, for residents near County Road 2018 to a mile south of Highway 90.

No injuries were reported.



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