Large Explosion At Texas Trucking Company Blamed On Space Heater

A large explosion at a Wichita Falls trucking company has been blamed on a natural gas leak from a space heater, according to fire officials.

The explosion happened at NRG Transportation yesterday afternoon.

Wichita Falls Firefighters were called to the scene for a fire with a possible hazmat situation, but when they arrived on scene an explosion occurred and sent a fireball into the sky.

The explosion turned the incident into a three-alarm fire.

Investigators blamed the incident on a space heater in the shop.

One NRG employee was treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

The fire and explosion caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Sources:
Times Record News
KFDX
Texomas

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