Oil tank explodes when firefighters use water

May 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Water doesn't mix well with oil and neither does lightning.

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A fire broke out at a local trucking company in Lamesa, central Texas. Firefighters tried to put it out. Flames were shooting high into the air-- followed by a hissing sound -- then it exploded.

No one was injured by the blast. However, the storm chaser who shot the video watched as a large piece of metal hit the side of his mini-van -- causing extensive damage.

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