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Oil Battery Explosion Injures Three Men

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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.

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