Altus explosion under investigation

Altus explosion under investigation
Altus fire crews are investigating an explosion that blew the wall off of a building. (Source: kswo)

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Altus fire crews are investigating an explosion that blew the wall off of a building.

It happened shortly before 4:30 this afternoon off Highway 283.

Our photographer on the scene tells us a diesel fuel tank ignited -- and the blast blew a side wall over 3 feet away from the building.

We’re told two people were hurt in the blast, one person seriously burned.

They were taken to a hospital, though their condition is unknown at this time.

It’s unclear what caused the explosion, and Altus fire is still investigating.

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