Update 4/12/2023: After the original publication of this article, more information was released about the devastating dairy farm explosion. It is now estimated that more than 18,000 cattle perished in the blast and fires.
Dimmitt, Texas – An unknown number of cows died when a dairy farm in Dimmitt exploded on Monday night. According to sources, the massive explosion rocked the Southfork Dairy Farm around 7:21 p.m.
One person was injured in the blast; they were flown to UMC Hospital in Lubbock and listed in critical condition.
The blaze spread to the dairy cow holding pens, killing an unknown number of cattle. It is unclear what caused the explosion; it is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple agencies are on scene to a massive dairy farm explosion that took place this evening
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