Two workers were injured after a tanker caught fire at the Block T Petroleum site Friday in Henderson County, Texas, officials said.
The fire was reported around 8 a.m. on Farm-to-Market road 317 south of Chandler, said Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse.
The two injured workers were employees of the rig company “Pioneer,” and their conditions are not life-threatening, said Block T Petroleum President, John Trosclair.
“The tank that’s on fire is a water and oil mix and it’s just a work over rig that’s in there,” said Chris Moore, the Coffee City fire chief. “Fortunate of unfortunates; it’s always a hazard and risk of explosion and flashes and spreads, but we arrived on scene relatively quick and were able to contain everything.”
“Our main job, when we get on scene, is the rescue of the patients and to secure the scene and control it,” Moore said. “We were lucky; we were able to control it real quick.”
Cause of the fire was not immediately known and officials are investigating.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed they are investigating the fire.