Sunday, April 2, 2017
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666
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Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to two well fires today that were believed to have been caused by lightning strikes, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
The first was reported at 11 a.m. on the west side of Hwy. 1 South at Benteler Drive where a tank containing crude oil and salt water caught fire. The tank is owned by QEP Resources.
At 4:15 p.m. a motorist reported a second tank on fire on the east side of Hwy. 1 South at Bunker Road. The tank is owned by Aethon Energy and also contained oil and salt water.
Caddo Fire District #5 and the Caddo Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau and Hazardous Materials Unit responded to both locations.
Authorities said the fires are contained and are being allowed to burn themselves out. No evacuations were necessary.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666