GILLETT, Texas (AP) - A fiery explosion at a South Texas oil well site has left one man with burns and investigators trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
The Karnes County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened before dawn Tuesday near Gillett when some batteries, salt water containers and diesel tanks apparently exploded.
The operator, Gulf Coast Acquisitions Co. L.C. of Refugio, didn't immediately comment Tuesday about the blast at the rural site 50 miles southeast of San Antonio.
The injured man has been flown to a San Antonio hospital. His name and further details weren't immediately released.
A stretch of Highway 80 that was closed as a precaution reopened late Tuesday morning after the fire died down. Emergency crews continued to monitor the site.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.