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Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out

Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out
Tyler Police Department
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POSTED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:03pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 2:53pm

An East Texas business saw a scary sight Friday afternoon following an explosion.

Just before 4:00 Friday afternoon the Tyler Fire Department was called to the Tyler Iron and Metal facility in the 1600 block of Loop 323, in response to a fire.

When they arrived they found a large tin pile had caught fire behind the business.

It was quickly contained before spreading to the nearby building.

Upon further investigating, firefighters discovered that a small gas tank from a car had exploded sparking the blaze.

No one was injured.   

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