One Injured in Explosion Accident off County Road 3170 near Decatur, TX
Wise County, TX — September 13, 2023, one person was injured following an explosion accident at around 6:45 a.m. along County Road 3170.
Currently, the exact details surrounding the explosion and ensuing fire are still under investigation. Local news outlets indicate the incident happened in the 700 block of County Road 3170, just outside of Decatur.
Details at this time suggest that there was an explosion at a facility which resulted in a tank catching fire. Fire teams were able to respond and contain the fire, reports suggest. One person was injured in the accident. Wise County Messenger claims that victim is an employee of the business, however other sources did not confirm this. It's unclear what condition the victim was in following transport from the scene.
At this time, authorities continue to look into the possible cause of the explosion. No further information can be confirmed at this time.