Two injured in oil pad flash fire

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An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the flash fire on an oil pad that sent two men to the hospital.

Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Cottis said the flash fire occurred on an oil pad on Branch Rd. in Loudon Twp. just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Cottis said a flash fire occurred from an underground overflow holding tank and the two men working on a remote tank on the pad were injured. One suffered burns and the other was injured trying to get away from the fire.

Cottis said the flash fire extinguished itself in probably less than 30 seconds.

Both men were transported to area hospitals by EMT Ambulance and Amsterdam Emergency Squad.

Loudon Twp. and Carrollton village firefighters responded to the scene.

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