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Man Dies Following Explosion at Howard County Gas Plant

HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

One man has died following an explosion in Howard County.

The explosion happened Sunday evening at the WTG gas plant on FM 846, east of Luther.

Authorities tell KBYG, the flare at the plant was somehow emitting gas but did not properly ignite and vapors collected near a plant vehicle that contained a worker.

That’s when the vapors ignited and engulfed the vehicle in flames injuring Jason Ogle, who was inside the vehicle.

Ogle was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital and died on Monday afternoon. 

A small grassfire also started due to the incident but firefighters were able to get control of the fire quickly.

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