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Oil Truck Driver Burned When Vehicle Ignites

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DUNCAN, Oklahoma -

An oil tanker truck driver has suffered second-degree burns after his vehicle caught fire in Duncan.

Police Chief Danny Ford says the truck was backing up when it hit an above-ground tank and a spill and fire ensued Thursday. Ford says the driver suffered second-degree burns and was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

The driver's name wasn't immediately released, and Ford said the name of the business wasn't immediately available.

Ford says firefighters have brought the blaze under control, but crews expect to remain at the scene for several more hours.

He says a nearby church and a rural water office were evacuated for a time, but the fire is located in an industrial area and not close to any homes.

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