Ellis County Rural Fire crews responded to a tank battery fire in Ellis County on Monday morning.
According to Director of Fire and Emergency Management Darin Myers, Company 2 from Catharine responded to a reported tank battery fire in the 3000 block of Codell Avenue.
The crews responded to the scene at around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. The responding company chief requested Company 4 from Victoria to assist for manpower and additional water supply.
Myers said the most probable cause of the fire was a lightning strike during the storm that was passing through Ellis County. No oil was spilled outside the tanks, as the fire was only burning inside the tanks. Fire crews used firefighting foam to extinguish the fire.