The explosion occurred early Tuesday in the town of Gillett after a saltwater disposal well reportedly exploded. Officials with the Karnes County Sheriff's Office said the injured man was flown to a nearby medical center for treatment. The condition as well as the name of the man has not been released as of yet.
Several local fire departments were called to assist in containing the scene. However, the sheriff's office has not reported that the area has been fully contained or if there still is any type of threat remaining.
Due to the Karnes County explosion, a stretch of Highway 80 from Gillett between Highway 119 and Nixon was shut down. Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said this was done as a precaution while fire departments continued to work the area where the explosion occurred.
The area where the Karnes County explosion took place is mostly rural, and no houses were damaged. Be sure to return to this column for updates on this story.