Oil Battery Explosion Injures Three Men - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oil Battery Explosion Injures Three Men

Posted: Updated:

COTTON COUNTY, Okla. - An oil battery exploded Sunday sending a ball of fire into the sky, and the flames and smoke that followed could be seen for miles.

The explosion happened about seven miles northeast of Walters near the Cotton and Comanche County Line just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion and then saw a large ball of fire go shooting into the sky. The explosion caused land nearby to go up in flames.

Three people were injured in the explosion. One was airlifted to an Oklahoma City Hospital with burns covering his body, one was taken to a Lawton hospital, and one took himself to the hospital on Fort Sill.  

Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, and were able to quickly get the grassfire under control.

The Walters Fire Department was assisted by the Lawton Fire Department in putting out the burning oil battery.

No word yet on the extent of the damage.

You can count on 7News to bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Oklahoma City man drowns at Lake Murrary

    Oklahoma City man drowns at Lake Murrary

    Sep 01, 2014 01:45 PM2014-09-01 18:41:26 GMT
    An Oklahoma City man drowned in Lake Murray Sunday afternoon after attempting to get his wife and child out of danger when they stepped into deep water.
    An Oklahoma City man drowned in Lake Murray Sunday afternoon after attempting to get his wife and child out of danger when they stepped into deep water.
  • Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:07:37 GMT
    An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent after the federal government stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend millions in education funding because of the state's repeal of national academic standards.
    An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent after the federal government stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend millions in education funding because of the state's repeal of national academic standards.
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:00:04 GMT
    Weather- Clear Skies RotatorWeather- Clear Skies Rotator
    Hot & Sunny To Start September...
    Hot & Sunny To Start September...
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.