Lightning to Blame for Monday’s Tank Battery Fire in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Monday's storm is also being blamed for a tank battery fire north of Odessa.

Fire officials say a lightning strike started the tank battery blaze near the intersection of Edgeport and Hillmont around 5:30.

The thick black smoke could be seen for miles as city fire crews worked to get the flames out.

It took more than three hours to get the fire out.

There were no reports of any injuries.