18,000 Cows Killed After Farm Horrifically Explodes Into Flames
A woman is fighting for her life after a massive explosion and fire broke out at a Texas dairy farm.
MULTIPLE 911 CALLS COMING IN
911 calls began flooding into Dimiit, Texas. Around 7:20 pm on Monday night Castro County Sheriff’s Office said it received 8 calls about an explosion and fire at South Fork Dairy.
The situation was immediately on high alert after callers claimed people were trapped inside a building and surrounded by fire. The local police quickly rushed to the dairy farm and began assessing the situation.
RESCUING ANY VICTIMS
Police and firefighters were able to determine that one person was inside a building. Dimmitt firefighters with the help of Hart firefighters were able to get inside and rescue the woman who was trapped inside. The woman was taken out of the victim and she was flown to UMC in Lubbock in critical condition.
DAIRY COW FATALITIES
Sheriff Sal Rivera said, "Fire from the explosion spread through the dairy building into the dairy cow holding pens." Sadly, due to the fire, an undisclosed number of dairy cows were killed. Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office is examining the situation and currently trying to figure out what originally caused the fire.
MORE SOUTH TEXAS RECENT FIRES
This fire comes after another recent fire in South Texas. Black smoke filled the air and flames burned high on Hwy 87. According to a Facebook post by Gonzales County Emergency Management, "Hwy 87 between Smiley and the county line is closed due to an oil fire." They also posted photos showing the fire.
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