Black smoke could be seen miles away from Gueydan.

Fire was shooting high in the sky because of burning crude oil in tanks.

Lightning strikes oil tanker near Gueydan; sets it on fire

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon at the old Pure Oil facility, which used to be an oil field plant. The facility is located on the east side of Gueydan. While no official cause has been given, it is believed that lightning struck a battery and ignited one of the tanks. Officials on the scene were concerned about other tanks catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

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