Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. crews battle a semi-truck and garage fire at Olivas Transport Services, LLC, located 11 miles west of Seminole, on Wednesday afternoon. A Seminole man, identified as 24-year-old Shane Reece, was seriously injured with burns to his hands, face and body as a result of the fire. Reece was airlifted to University Medical Center's Burn Unit, where he was lifted as being in "serious condition" as of Thursday morning. (Sentinel Photo/Dustin Wright)
Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. crews battle a semi-truck and garage fire at Olivas Transport Services, LLC, located 11 miles west of Seminole, on Wednesday afternoon. A Seminole man, identified as 24-year-old Shane Reece, was seriously injured with burns to his hands, face and body as a result of the fire. Reece was airlifted to University Medical Center's Burn Unit, where he was lifted as being in "serious condition" as of Thursday morning. (Sentinel Photo/Dustin Wright)
A Seminole man was airlifted to a Lubbock area hospital with burns to his hands, face and body, following a Wednesday afternoon fire at a oilfield trucking business west of Seminole.

According to an incident report obtained by the Seminole Sentinel  from the Gaines County Sheriff's Dept., first responders from the Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept., Seminole EMS and Gaines County Sheriff's Dept. were dispatched to Olivas Transport Service, LLC at 5:44 p.m., located roughly 11 miles west of Seminole on U.S. 62/385, in reference to a fully involved garage and semi-truck and transport trailer.

Along with the initial call, first responders were notified -- according to GCSD scanner traffic observed by the Seminole Sentinel -- that a male subject employed at the company had suffered burns in relation to the incident.

That subject, according to GCSD reports, was identified as being 24-year-old Seminole resident Shane Reece. Reece was initially stabilized by Seminole EMS crew members, before being airlifted by AeroCare to the Burn Unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Reece, according to a spokesman with UMC on Thursday morning, was listed as being in serious condition. According to UMC officials, a "serious condition" listing is given when a patient's vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits.

The cause of Wednesday afternoon's fire was unknown as of Thursday morning, according to SVFD Chief Bryan Reed.

"It would all be speculation at this point in time to say what caused the fire," said Reed. "We have some possibilities on what may have happened, but again, it would be speculation."

SVFD crew members -- which manned two pumper trucks, two large grass rigs and one tanker -- along with a water tanker and grass rig from the Seagraves Volunteer Fire Dept., spent between 2 and 2 1/2 hours on the scene of Wednesday's incident.

Gaines County Sheriff Ronny Pipkin stated in a text message with the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday afternoon that investigators Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also be investigating the incident, which saw the loss of a metal garage bay and the semi-truck and trailer.