Family Confirms Death of White Deer Man Injured In Johnson Tank Explosion Near Borger
A White Deer resident who had been caught in an explosion that took place near Borger succumbed to his injuries on Sunday around 9:25 p.m.
The passing of Kyle Huff was confirmed by family and announced by local news page, Hutchinson County Mugshots.
At around 10:15 am on January 17, an explosion rocked Phillips 66 Johnson Tank Farm near FM1551 & Wilson between Borger and Stinnett. Following the explosion, fires burned at scene of the explosion. Emergency workers were sent to the scene and Highway 136 between Borger and Stinnett was closed to through traffic..
Around 2:30 the fires were contained and workers injured in the explosion were airlifted to nearby hospitals.
Kyle Huff, a crane operator at the plant, was reported as one of the injured workers who sustained his injuries during efforts to save two other workers.
In doing so, Huff sustained severe burns and after intensive care in the hospital, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening,.
In addition to Kyle Huff, ready reports have stated that two other workers were injured in the explosion, while others have reported the number at 6. One of the individuals has reportedly suffered burns on 90% of his body and his prognosis is reported as poor.
The cause of the explosion is unknown and is currently under investigation
This is a developing story and we will share more as detail semerge.