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Two people burned in oil tanker explosion

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:50

April 22 - A 40,000-gallon rail car explodes in a industrial area northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, setting several other tanks and thousands of gallons of oil on fire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Two people were badly burned when an oil tanker exploded in a industrial area northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix fire officials said two people were taken to Maricopa County Medical Center Burn Unit with severe burns after the explosion at Dixco Tanker Yard Sales and Leasing. Fire officials said a 40,000-gallon rail car tanker exploded about 7 a.m. and that about 70,000 gallons of used automotive oil were involved. Multiple tanks were reported on fire. The fire forced the closure of several streets and a light rail track in the area. A Phoenix Sky Harbor notification said all runways remained open and flights were taking off and landing on schedule. More than 100 firefighters from Phoenix and Tempe were on the scene to fight the blaze.

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Two people burned in oil tanker explosion

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:50