Gas Plant that caught fire in Glasscock County still burning

GLASSCOCK COUNTY, Tx. (KOSA) -- 3:45 p.m. Update A fire at the Rebel Gas Plant in Glasscock County continues to burn, but is of not threat to anyone in that area.

That's According to Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett.

He tells CBS7 that equipment failure led to the fire that damaged 2 compressors at the plant.

No injuries were reported, and those who were evacuated have been let back into their homes.

The fire is still burning but is no threat.

Glasscock County officials were on the scene for about 8 hours.

OSHA will be called in to investigate what happened.


8:20 a.m. Friday Update: TxDOT says that the roadway at State Highway 137 and State Highway 158 has now been reopened.

County officials are still on the scene tonight of a fire at the Rebel Gas Plant that started Thursday afternoon and is still active.

Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett tells CBS7 that they will continue to monitor the plant and it is contained but still burning.

Burnett also says there is still a threat because of the location and that State Highway 158 and State Highway 137 remain closed near the site.

The Sheriff’s Department says they will have an update Friday.

TxDot announced closures Thursday afternoon at SH 158 will be
closed at FM 1379 in Midland County.

SH 137 will be closed at FM 307 in Glasscock County.

SH 158 traffic will be detoured to FM 33 in Garden City.

Stay with CBS7 and for further updates.