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Lightning strike causes Durango Resources to lose oil tanks to explosion

Agua Dulce oil tank fire pic 2
Agua Dulce oil tank fire pic 1
Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 23, 2023

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An oil company suffered a major loss on Sunday after a lightning bolt struck an oil tank and caused a massive explosion at 9:05 a.m. on County Road 70, just outside Agua Dulce.

According to Agua Dulce City Marshal Jose Martinez, the lightning strike hit an oil tank, causing it, along with four other oil tanks and a storage trailer, to go up in flames. The tanks are owned by Durango Resources.

The owner, Jeff Swanson, said it’s a total loss and one of the tanks alone cost $1 million.

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