Utah fire: Blaze broke out midnight Tuesday
Fire at Bill Barrett station injures two
21 November 2012 02:13 GMT
Fire reported on Noble Discoverer
19 November 2012 01:46 GMT
Two hurt in Utah fire
22 November 2012 11:59 GMT
22 January 2013 22:27 GMT
No injuries were reported but three nearby homes were evacuated
at the wellsite, which is just over a mile north of Roosevelt,
Utah, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff's office.
Drilling was just completed by Frontier Drilling at the vertical
probe when the crew lost control, Devon spokesman Chip Minty told
"It began to release oil and natural gas and ultimately
ignited," he said, and the company is working on a plan to rein in
No explosions were involved, the office added.
"The area remains secured with no entry until specialists in
well fires can enter the site and develop a plan to extinguish the
fire and control the well," the sheriff's office said in a
"Evacuations will continue throughout the day with a projection
of this taking up to a week or longer to bring things back to
Minty said he could not specify a timeline to resolve the fire.
See a video of the fire here.
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