Names released of two injured in Van oil tank facility explosion - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

BREAKING NEWS

Names released of two injured in Van oil tank facility explosion

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Boonville man lets buyer keep his stolen car

    Boonville man lets buyer keep his stolen car

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:58:17 GMT
    A Boonville resident had his car stolen recently and when he learned where the vehicle ended up, he didn't want it back.
    A Boonville resident had his car stolen recently and when he learned where the vehicle ended up, he didn't want it back.
  • Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould OB/GYN accused of taking nude photos of some of his patients had his first court appearance Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night at a Newport hotel. Dr. Paul
    The patient that brought all of this to the forefront has now filed civil suit against the doctor and explained in detail what Becton allegedly did to her during that exam that she said led up to him taking nude photos of her.
  • Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:20 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro
    A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

An early morning explosion and fire at an oil storage facility in Van Zandt County injured two young East Texans Tuesday.

Two 24-year-olds were smoking on top of the storage tanks when one of the tanks exploded. Both people involved in the explosion were taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Their identities have been released by hospital officials. They are 24-year-olds Brandy Wolfe and H.R. Price. Price is no longer at Parkland, and Wolfe is listed there in good condition.

The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal, as well as Tyler, Grand Saline and Lindale Fire Departments, responded to the scene of the explosion on Highway 110 N. near County Road 1507 just before 3:00 a.m.

The fire is completely out at this time, but gas, oil and salt water spilled into a nearby creek. Three Forks, the company that owns the storage facility, is examining the damage and trying to clean up the creek.

Representatives say that although only one of the four tanks exploded, the other three are a Total loss. The large containers were holding salt water that comes up from drilling.

"It is a salt water disposal facility. Salt water comes through the centeral battery and then it is pumped back into the ground, as in a disposal well. It is just a holding facility just for," Three Forks representative, Billy Wilson, said.

The victims were not employees of the oil company responsible for the storage facility.  No charges have been filed against the two at this time.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.