Fire erupts at Jasper County oil plant

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A series of explosions at a Southeast Texas oil facility has sent one person to the hospital.

The blasts happened just after 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Latch Oil Company's pumping station in Jasper.

The victim's name and the extent of the injuries remains unclear.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says all available officers and firefighters were on the scene.

Jasper County Police Department says help came from Jasper, Angelina, East End, Newton, Kirbyville, Tri-Community, Pineland, Silsbee, and Burkeville Fire Departments.

No word yet what sparked the explosion.

Sheriff's officials said the fire was contained within the plant.

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