Oil tank fire at an Oklahoma power plant prompts evacuations

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A fire at an Oklahoma power plant complex continues to burn, but fire crews say they do not believe an explosion is likely.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, firefighters with the Oklahoma City Fire Department and HAZMAT crews were called to the plant, located near N.W. 10th and County Line Road.

Investigators determined that a fire was located inside a 7,000-gallon insulated heating oil storage tank.

So far, a cause has not been determined.

Businesses south of the fire, as well as employees at Lopez Foods near Morgan Rd., are being evacuated.

Residents south of the fire who reside near the 9000 block of N.W. 10th are encouraged to shelter in place and not to evacuate unless asked by a fire official.

The Red Cross is responding to the scene to assist those who have been evacuated.

Crews say they will remain on scene until the fire has burned itself out, which could take anywhere between hours and days.

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