An explosion at a propane distribution company near Conroe on Tuesday left eight people injured. Two were flown to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and six were taken by ambulance to Houston-area hospitals, the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office said.
Firefighters responded to AmeriGas after an explosion was reported about noon. The incident began when a tank leaked and ignited about five flash fires, which were reported as under control by 12:35 p.m. Most of the victims were reported to have suffered burns and at least one complained of breathing problems, firefighters said. There were no reports of fatalities.
AmeriGas provides propane to more than 2 million residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers from 1,200 locations in the U.S.
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