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VAN, Texas (AP) — Two people are reported hurt in a fire at an oil storage facility in East Texas as firefighters work to prevent the blaze from spreading.

Van Zandt County Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Allen says authorities were called before 3 a.m. Tuesday about an explosion at the facility north of Van. Allen says the two people injured were smoking on top of the storage tanks when one of them exploded.

Both victims are 24 years old. Allen says one is on life support.

Two of the facility’s five oil storage tanks are on fire and firefighters are trying to keep the flames away from the others.

Van is about 75 miles east of Dallas.

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