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Lightning strike on gas tank causes fire in Oxford

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

A sunset over a fieldOn October 2nd an explosion occurred when a lightning strike hit a bio gas tank at Trent Green Power plant in Oxfordshire. The plant is a producer of renewable energy from food waste in England and Wales.

It has been reported that two explosions were heard before the fire was seen. Residents in the area reported to here the noise 20 miles away.

Six fire engines, 40 firefighters and police were initially deployed to the scene at the plant. Four ambulances did also arrive but there were no reported casualties.

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