Large explosion rocks Texas oil rig

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by KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM

At least one person was injured Tuesday morning in an explosion near Gillett, TX according to the Karnes County Sheriff's Office.

The first report of the explosion came in around 4:45 a.m..  The injured person has been transported by Airlife to a hospital in unknown condition.

The Karnes County Sheriff's office also confirms to KENS 5 Highway 80 remains closed between Gillett and Nixon.

Highway 119 is also closed to Yorktown.  Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said the fire has settled down but there is still a danger of a second explosion. 

Karnes City, Kenedy, Gillett and Nixon fire departments are responding to the scene.

Gillett, Texas is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Antonio.

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