Video: Fire engine burns during Midland, Texas oil tanker fire

One person injured in Thursday fire

Caitlin Randle,

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.

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