Lightning strike lights up ETX oil well

Ben Wheeler VFD
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 1:51pm

Van Zandt County area firefighters were dispatched to a large blaze after lightning stuck an oil well Thursday morning, said the Fire Marshal's Office.

Crews were able to extinguish the flames about an hour following the strike on County Road 4404.

No injuries were reported.

Ben Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.  


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