Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oil tank blast shakes Galveston, Texas‎

GALVESTON, Texas -- A crude oil tank exploded and burned at a biodiesel plant on the waterfront docks in Galveston, Texas, rattling the island city Thursday.

KPRC reported that about 35 firefighters were called in to tackle the three-alarm blaze.
A worker was treated for smoke inhalation but no other injuries were reported, city spokeswoman Alicia Cahill told The Associated Press.

Cahill said one tank burned after the 7:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. ET) Thursday explosion, but firefighters worked to keep neighboring tanks cool.

Speaking to KPRC, Cahill said boiling crude oil fed the flames -- which made the fire difficult to contain. Read More