Small Explosion Rattles Nerves Near Airport

MIDLAND COUNTY - A small explosion rattled several businesses along Interstate 20 Friday afternoon including the NewsWest9 studio.

Around 3:00 Friday afternoon calls began pouring into the newsroom about windows and doors being shaken by an explosion near FM 1788 and Interstate 20.

A dispatcher with the City of Midland tells us it was a test explosion by an oil company.      Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little told NewsWest9 he was not aware of any testing and did not give any approval for it to take place.

A dust plume could be seen from NewsWest9's Airport Skycam, but it quickly died down.