The former title of this blog post was: Tank explosion at Eagle Ford Shale fracking site T
Philip Collier left a sweet comment to set me straight that the explosion and fire had nothing to do with fracking. It was just some more of that “saltwater” that catches fire.
This happened south of Pearsall, Texas which is southwest of San Antonio.
They have a great video on KSAT TV.
Pearsall and Dilley firefighters spent several hours working to contain a tank fire that left three workers at a fracking site hurt.
Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, an explosion knocked the top off one of the tanks, launching it 25 yards in the air.
“All the oil spread and started burning on top of those frack tanks,” said Placido Aguilar, Pearsall Fire Chief.
He said firefighters also monitored levels of hydrogen sulfide, which is a poisonous gas.
“It’s always dangerous,” Aguilar said. “You had a well that was still going we had to shut down and several tanks we had to close valves to.
Three workers were hurt. One was taken by AirLife to San Antonio’s University Hospital. Their conditions were not known, but the police chief said the men were all conscious and breathing.
Hydrogen Sulfide, H2S is deadly and they have a lot of it in the EFS.
UPDATE: Another media story Three people were injured when a storage tank at a saltwater disposal facility in South Texas caught fire after an explosion on Thursday. The photo shows the intensity of the fire.