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Lightning destroys water tank on oil pump field in Oklahoma City

Lightning blamed for fire at an oil pumping field in far northwest Oklahoma City. (Shardaa Gray/KOKH)

Fire crews battled a fire following a lightning strike in far northeast Oklahoma City.

OKCFD crews responded to the oil pump field in the 15000 block of Indian Meridian around 3:40 a.m. Officials say lightning hit a water tank, completely melting the fiberglass structure.

Crews had to battle some fire coming out of the piping and say an oil seperator also slightly caught fire.

It's unclear how much damage the fire caused.

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