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Storms trigger fires, flooding across Texoma

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A tank battery fire raged in Cooke County on January 10, 2020. (Courtesy Cooke County Emergency Management) A tank battery fire raged in Cooke County on January 10, 2020. (Courtesy Cooke County Emergency Management)
Flooding along State Highway 32 near Kingston. (Courtesy) Flooding along State Highway 32 near Kingston. (Courtesy)

The storm system that moved across Texoma on Friday was responsible for fires and flooding.

Cooke County Emergency Management said a lightning strike during storms Friday afternoon triggered a fire at an oil tank battery.

The fire broke out in a rural area at FM 768 and Hawkins Road, about 6 miles west of Whitesboro.

The Callisburg, Indian Creek, Whitesboro and Gainesville fire departments responded to the alert, and the fire was later extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

A tank battery provides storage for crude oil production.

In Ardmore, lightning hit a shop building on the east side of Ardmore. No one was hurt in that incident.

And in Kingston, heavy rain along State Highway 32 flooded a trailer park and left some vehicles stranded.

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