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A tank lies on its side after an explosion Thursday morning on Moffat County Road 103 at a tank battery site.

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Craig resident dies in tank explosion

A tank battery explosion Thursday morning on Moffat County Road 103 about seven miles north of Craig has resulted in the death of a local male resident. Jon Herod, 49, of Craig, was pronounced dead at the scene after a 300 barrel tank exploded. The incident, which Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating as an accident, occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Axia Energy's Bulldog rig site 531. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, an ambulance crew from The Memorial Hospital in Craig, and multiple engines from Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the incident.

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