Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out
POSTED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:03pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 2:53pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — 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.