Car Engine Sparked Oil Well Fire

Fire officials believe a vehicle parked next to a pair of oil tanks sparked a fire in Brazos County Wednesday night.

It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the fire in a oil tank off of FM 974 near FM 2038. Authorities believe natural gas fumes from the tank ignited when they came into contact with the engine of that parked car.

The two oil tanks and the car suffered minor damage.


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