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As expected a good coverage of rain and storms today. Drier mid level air did help to reduce coverage from Saturday. Some 2-4 inch rains again today. Rains will end tonight with loss of heating. Moisture levels remain high enough the next few days for more scattered storms. SE Texas lies in a weakness as well between two High's one to the ...
Lightning sparks oil storage tank fire; one firefighter suffers minor burns
HARDIN COUNTY - Firefighters have put out a fire sparked by lightning striking an oil storage tank in Hardin County. One firefighters suffered minor burns working the fire.
Investigators say lightning Tuesday morning hit the oil storage saltwater tank on Rosier Park Road off FM 770 in the Saratoga oil field.
Volunteer firefighters from Saratoga and Kountze helped put out the fire.
One firefighter was treated at the scene for minor burns.