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Evacuations ordered in Douglas after large propane leak

Car crashes into propane tank in Douglas
Posted at 11:16 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 13:52:23-05

The Douglas police and Douglas fire units are working a large-scale hazmat incident.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, a fire started with a two-vehicle wreck near 9th and Pan American. One of the vehicles crashed into an 18,000-gallon propane tank, causing a gas leak and injuries to the motorists inside the vehicle.

CCSO said the fire has been put out byt there continues to be evacuations for a half mile. 

CCSO is assisting Douglas police and Douglas fire at the scene.

A nearby Walmart and other businesses have been evacuated.