Lightning Strike Causes Oil Battery Explosion In OKC

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:43 am
By: News 9

For the second time, a lightning strike caused a small explosion at an oil battery in southwest Oklahoma City.

The blast happened Monday at 10:30 p.m. near S.W. 15th Street and Morgan Road. Firefighters believe the battery exploded after it was struck by lightning.

A mixture of oil and saltwater leaked into a retention pond and nearby creek. Hazmat crews were called in to clean up the leak.

No one was hurt.

The same battery was struck by lightning in March 2012.

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