Plant Explosion in Sherman

4-17-06 - An explosion happened at the Rushing Paving Asphalt Plant just after 5:00 p.m. Monday. A heating tanker that holds oil and asphalt byproducts burst into flames. Several employees were on site when the tanker began to burn.

The fire department was not sure what started the fire, but they shut off the propane gas that heats the tanker and then used water to douse the flames. Some of the material did leak out but officials are on scene to make sure it does not flare up again. No injuries were reported in the explosion.