Photo courtesy of
the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
|| Caution Clip
A scorched propane tank at the Cortez Gas Company in Truth
or Consequences, N.M., New
Mexico State Police say a truck is believed to have rolled
back and damaged a control valve on an 18,000 gallon propane
tank holding about 14,500 gallons which had been filled just
an hour earlier.
The propane ignited and another truck
holding 2,000 gallons exploded. The resulting fire spread
about 150 yards to the east and a quarter mile south.