1 dead in Bolivar well explosion
“I came outside because I thought someone had wrecked into the house,”
she said. That’s when she saw the holding tank in the air and felt the
ground shake as it landed, creating “instant black smoke and flames.”
Hanley said the time was “right around 9:30 a.m.” She attempted to call 911, but could not get through.
An amateur photographer, Hanley got her camera to begin taking
photographs, but discovered the battery was dead. She replaced the
battery and in a few minutes was taking some of the earliest photos of
the disaster area.
Hanley said she first thought an airplane had crashed. But as soon as
she could see through the thick smoke, Hanley realized it was something