- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say three firefighters were injured after a fire at an Owasso rock quarry caused a fuel tank to explode.

Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scott Stokes says the fire started Monday morning while employees were cleaning the tanks at the Tulsa Asphalt quarry operation. Multiple fire crews were battling the fire surrounding seven tanks. One tank was filled with oil, three were filled with diesel fuel and three with burner fuel.

Officials say one of the tanks exploded when a pop-off valve malfunctioned, injuring three firefighters. Two were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Stokes says one employee was treated for minor burns at the scene.


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