Fire at Illinois oil tank may have been caused by lightning - KMOV.com

Fire at Illinois oil tank may have been caused by lightning

(KMOV) -- Lightning may be to blame for a fire at an oil tank in Du Bois, Illinois.
 
The flames broke out early Friday morning west of Highway 51 and south of Highway 15.
 
Witness Tony Mossa captured the fire on video. Mossa tells News 4 that he heard an explosion just after 6:30 a.m. and then saw billowing black smoke.
 
No one was injured in the fire.
 
Du Bois is about 70 miles southeast of St. Louis in Washington County.

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