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Jul 21, 2013 8:10 PM by Caroline Flores - cflores@kristv.com

Odem Propane Storage Facility Explodes

ODEM - An explosion right outside of Sinton woke up quite a few people this morning around 6am.

"And it shined clear out in that field over that way and it must have been 50 foot in the air then. There there was something blue and I seen stuff fly up in the air oh probably about 50 foot," said Keith Shumaker.

The explosion happened at J and L Propane Storage in Odem. The explosion caused quite a bit of damage ruining about 6 cars, including this propane truck. The heat melted the siding of a house that sits right next to the storage facility.Thankfully, no other homes were damaged.

People who live nearby say the flames following the loud bang could be seen for miles.

"You see how hight them trees are. My bedroom window is back over there on that side and I could see the flames above it at the worst part of it," said Schumaker.

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the explosion. Good news is no one was hurt.


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