Lightning Strikes Oklahoma City Tank Battery, Sparking Fire

April 19, 2013

Authorities say a fire has been extinguished after a lightning strike sparked a blaze at a tank battery in Oklahoma City.

The fire broke out Wednesday night as severe storms moved through the metropolitan area.

Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that homes near the fire were evacuated because the blaze was burning in the direction of a propane tank.

The Amber Fire Department says the tank battery contained several flammable chemicals, but firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze using foam.

No injuries were reported.

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