Three hurt in Saturday fire at oil tank near Briggsdale

Three people were hurt in a tank battery fire near Briggsdale. Firefighters say one person was airlifted to the hospital with serious burns in the fire that erupted on Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says the fire started during maintenance operations. The site operator, Mallard Exploration, says while the tank wasn’t in use, sparks from a power took ignited some residual oil and vapor inside the tank. All the workers are expected to survive.

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