05/16/09 89 W, 1 I - + 12 - 11 Tank Explodes, Cameraman Jumps

Speaking of tank farms, here's an interesting video from NewsChannel 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where lightning struck an oil tank in the town of Lamesa on Thursday. Fire started, fire spread, and, one hour two hours later, the tanks exploded. The startled videographer was 200 yards away. Listen as a large piece of metal strikes his van. Talk about a pucker factor! No one was injured, however, at the incident. Read the story. Or watch a slightly larger version of the footage from CNN.

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More coverage, starting with the photog’s blog. He shows the damage to his van. http://daviddrummond.com/blog/2009/05/15..

Dave Statter has more, and links to said blog. http://www.wusa9.com/news/columnist/blog..
Legeros - 05/16/09 - 18:59

And a good discussion of same on the firehouse.com forums, http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.p..
Legeros - 05/17/09 - 17:44

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