Investigation Continues After Explosion at Gas Plant in Martin County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a liquid propane tank to explode on Tuesday in Martin County.

A preliminary investigation shows there may have been a gas leak in a tank and a gas flare may have ignited the explosion.

The blow caused a huge fire at the West Texas Gas Processing Plant on Sale Ranch off FM 829

Three people were at the plant when the fire broke out but thankfully no one was hurt

Crews from Andrews, Midland and Lamesa came in to help Martin County firefighters.