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Oil tank fire extinguished

CLARKE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A fire from an oil storage tank explosion that injured one person and forced the evacuation of about 150 people was extinguished early this morning.

The tank, near Pachuta, exploded late Friday night and sparked an intense fire that sent smoke hundreds of feet in the air.

A spokesman for the Clarke County Sheriff's Department said the fire was put out about 6 a.m. and evacuees were allowed to go home.

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