UPDATE: Oil tank fire in Reeves County has been put out

Tank fire
Tank fire(Reeves County)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:11 PM CST
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REEVES COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - According to a representative from Reeves County the oil tank fire in Reeves County Friday morning has been put out.

A six-tank battery fire began just north of Orla, Texas just off of N TX HWY 285 at approximately 12:21 p.m. along with several car accidents in the area.

200 barrels (21,000 gallons) of crude oil and wastewater burned, but the fire has been put out with no injuries.

Reeves county officials worked to clear the three separate locations.

At around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning a fatal accident on N TX HWY 285 occurred.

While Texas Department of Public Safety & Reeves County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement and Reeves County Emergency Service emergency crews worked to clear the wreckage, a second accident took place just north of the first accident on N TX HWY 285 at approximately 11:36 a.m. with critical conditions that lead to an AeroCare 10 liftoff.