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Buildings storing fireworks, oil, chemicals catch fire in Gallup

KOB Web Staff
August 02, 2018 12:12 PM

GALLUP, N.M. - A massive fire erupted near a gas station in Gallup Wednesday night, sending flames and a large plume of smoke into the air.

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The metal buildings that caught fire were storing oil drums, fireworks, and other chemicals, according to McKinley County spokesman Doug Decker.

It's located along Highway 491, about five miles north of I-40.

Witnesses lined up along the road to record video of the fire. Several explosions were heard, but no injuries were reported.

Traffic in both directions of Highway 491 was closed for several hours, while crews from multiple agencies monitored hot spots. According to McKinley County officials, there are still hot spots being monitored but the fire is out.

Multiple agencies are investigating the fire. So far, a cause has not been determined.

The GasMax gas station is still operable.

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