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FORT WORTH A tanker truck exploded Wednesday afternoon, injuring two workers at Fort Worth Tank Works near 33rd and Long Avenue.

Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said the men were transported by MedStar with burns on their hands and faces.

He said they were purging a tank when the tanker next to them blew up. The blast knocked metal from the roof above the maintenance bay.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The tanker that exploded appeared to be used to haul fuel.

Information about the conditions of the injured workers was not available.

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