Dimmitt, Texas – On April 10, a massive explosion rocked a dairy farm in Dimmitt, destroying a building where 18,000 cows were being held. Investigators have since determined that the explosion, which killed every cow inside the barn, was accidental.
As reported by Breaking911, the investigation revealed that an engine fire in a manure vacuum truck is behind the tragic incident. The truck’s driver reported seeing what he thought was steam coming from the truck’s engine – after realizing that it was actually smoke, he tried to get the vehicle out of the 2 million square foot building, but he was not successful.
Employees tried to put out the engine fire with extinguishers, but again, they were unsuccessful. One person was injured in the blast, and all of the cows in the building died.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple agencies are on scene to a massive dairy farm explosion that took place this evening
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Officials have closed the investigation.