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Local man recovering from Christmas Eve fire

According to Colorado State officials, an explosion involving a truck full of crude oil and an old gas station used as a storage facility for many oil field trucks, went up in flames Sunday morning, Dec. 24.

Gary Goff, of Kimball, the driver of the crude oil tanker was airlifted to Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., according to wife Darlene, then airlifted once again to University of Colorado, Denver Burn unit.

Darlene is unsure of the specifics of the accident, but according to CBS Denver News and The Prairie Post of New Raymer, "The truck was pulled into the back of the bui...

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