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Explosion at tank farm mistaken for thunder

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Saturday afternoon an explosion rocked a West charlotte neighborhood. 

A gas tank at a facility on MT Holly Road in Charlotte exploded causing a blast that most neighbors attributed to thunder snow.

The call went out at 4:18pm for a fire at the facility. 

Charlotte Fire is responding to the fire along with Haz Mat crews. 

The explosion and subsequent fire was the result of a 40,000 gallon tank of ethanol catching fire.

Captain Mark Basnight with the Charlotte Fire Department said,"There was no danger to the public, this area is pretty isolated."

Charlotte Firefighters controlled the fire with water and foam, which took 1hour and 33 minutes.

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