A hot oiler truck and a frack tank offloading product were the cause of an explosion Thursday on Fairgrounds Road in southeast Midland.
Chief Charles Blumenauer of the Midland Fire Department said a fire engine responding to the scene also caught fire after the initial inciident. A hose disconnected from the hot oiler and spilled fluid, causing a rolling fire under MFD Engine 3, he said.
One person was injured and transferred to Midland Memorial Hospital, Blumenauer said. Crews had nearly extinguished the fire as of 1 p.m. Thursday.
WATCH: Matt Mendieta took this video of the fire in Southeast Midland. Authorities are evacuating homes and businesses near Cloverdale Road and South Fairgrounds Road. YOU ARE URGED TO AVOID THE AREA.
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