An explosion at a trucking company started a fire and injured two people Saturday morning.
The explosion happened at Hodges Trucking Company around 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
The Elk City Fire Department told ABC sister station KOCO Saturday morning that they did not yet know how severe the injuries were.
Beckham County Emergency Management officials did not immediately return KOCO's phone calls to comment on the blast.
Hodges Trucking is an affiliate of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy, which provides trucking, cranes, and maintenance services for the oil-field industry.
A Chesapeake spokesperson told Associated Press that the company was gathering information on the blast late Saturday morning.
Larissa Graham, a reporter with The Elk City Daily News, said the explosion could be felt at the newspaper office, about three miles from the site of the explosion.
Authorities closed roads within a one-mile radius of Hodges Trucking.
The Elk City Fire Department told KTUL.com on Sunday that one of the people injured in the blast was taken to Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City and that the other was taken by Air Evac to an Oklahoma City area hospital.
Fire crews had the fire completely extinguished by 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
Elk City is about 120 miles west of Oklahoma City and 40 miles east of the Texas state line.
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