Two Injured in Explosion and Fire at Oklahoma Tank Battery

Beverly Cantrell - January 25, 2022 12:24 pm

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said.

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City, according to a spokeswoman for Oklahoma City-based Devon.

The two injured workers were employed by a contractor and were cleaning equipment not in use for production at the site when the fire started, Devon spokeswoman Lisa Adams said.

The two were taken to local hospitals, but Adams did not have their conditions. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and had the site secure within 90 minutes, she said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, she said.

 

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