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      Fuel storage tank explodes

      Storage tank explodes // Mile 14 and Jarachinas

      A storage tank filled with fuel exploded early Friday morning near Alton.

      Alton Fire Chief Javier Garcia told Action 4 News a fuel storage tank caught fire just after 8 a.m. Friday on Mile 14 and Jarachinas.

      Chief Garcia said the investigation is ongoing, but they believe the flames sparked after the top of the storage tank was left open creating a spark.

      It took Alton and La Joya fire departments two hours to put out the fire and clear the scene.

      Luckily, no injuries were report.

      Fire crews responded to a similar fire at the same location a few years ago.

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