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UPDATE: Tank Battery Fire Reported in Midland County

Courtesy NewsWest 9 Facebook Fan Amy Marie Shelkey Courtesy NewsWest 9 Facebook Fan Amy Marie Shelkey
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Authorities rushed to the scene of a tank battery fire Tuesday around 12 p.m.

It broke out in the 9600 block of South FM 1788 and "appeared to be accident," according to Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little.

No injuries were reported, he confirmed.

Residents reported seeing thick black smoke from miles away and feeling "some type of booming explosion."

The initial impact shook the ground and rerouted dozens of drivers onto West County Road 160.

Investigators said approximately nine units were called to the scene.

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