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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:29 AM

Smokers light up at Texas oil storage facility, tanks explode, official say

Two people were critically injured in an explosion and fire Tuesday morning after smoking on a catwalk over oil storage tanks, officials say.

According to Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen, at about 3 a.m. firefighters were called to a fire at an oil storage facility north of Van, Texas, along state Highway 110.

At the facility are at least six 400-barrel fiberglass storage tanks, three of which caught fire and exploded. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene and ultimately decided to let the fire burn itself out.

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The names of the victims have not been released and neither person has been identified as an employee of the storage facility.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/29/16757214-smokers-light-up-at-texas-oil-storage-facility-tanks-explode-official-say?lite

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Javaman Jan 2013 OP
EarthWindFire Jan 2013 #1
pscot Jan 2013 #2
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #3
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #4
GliderGuider Jan 2013 #5
Demeter Jan 2013 #6

Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:44 AM

1. you can't fix stupid

 

n/t

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Response to EarthWindFire (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. Right! Everyone knows smoking is bad for you

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:13 PM

3. Nicotine is a hell of a drug n/t

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:33 PM

4. Face... Palm.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:37 PM

5. Couple more Darwin Award winners here? nt

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:32 PM

6. The Ultimate And Most Effective Smoking Cessation Program is Death

and many of my family participated in it, successfully.

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