Heater treater fire sparks in Howard County

Heater treater fire sparks in Howard County
Heater treater fire in Howard County (Source: Tommy Sullivan/Facebook)

HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Bright, big flames lit up the sky on Wednesday morning in Howard County.

The fire erupted around 3 a.m. in the northern part of the county.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said two heater treaters caught on fire.

They use heat to break oil-water emulsions so the oil can be transported or put into a pipeline.

Sullivan says fire crews closed the valves feeding the heater treaters, depressurized the system, cooled the heater treaters and then let the fire to burn up all of the gasses.

No one was hurt.

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