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Tank fire extinguished east of Borger

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Texas - Firefighters have extinguished a tank fire they have been battling since Wednesday night on Highway 280, east of Borger near Watkins Camp.
 
When the Borger Fire Department arrived Wednesday night a battery of three tanks, operated by Traditions Oil and Gas were fully engulfed in flames and one tank had exploded.

Thursday morning a second tank exploded, knocking nearby firefighters to the ground, but no one was injured.
   
With assistance of the Phillips Petroleum fire response unit, the blaze was extinguished by 1:00 Thursday afternoon.
     
Fire investigators say they think one tank developed a large leak that released product and a nearby pump may have ignited the fire.