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Hot Oil Truck Fire Causes Grassfire in Midland County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A hot oil truck fire triggered a grassfire in Midland County and put the driver in the hospital with burns.

It happened near East County Road 190.

An oil truck, known as a hot oiler, somehow caught fire sparking a grass fire nearby.

The driver of the truck, a 51-year-old man, was taken to Midland Memorial with second degree burns to his face, arms and hands.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how the truck caught fire in the first place.

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