Three people injured after explosion, fire at disposal well in Kingfisher County

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KINGFISHER COUNTY, Okla. – Emergency crews responded to an explosion and fire at a disposal well in Kingfisher County.

Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well three miles south of Highway 33 and Calumet Road. The wells are used to dispose of wastewater from oil and natural gas operations.

Three people were injured and taken to the the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Authorities say the fire at the disposal well has been extinguished and that no evacuations were required.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

Tim Hartley with Devon Energy released this statement to News 4:

“At about 3 p.m. Wednesday there was ignition and a fire at a Devon saltwater disposal well facility in Kingfisher County, Okla. Three workers employed by contract firms were taken to local hospitals.

The fire was quickly contained and the site is secure. All other employees have been accounted for and are safe. The cause of the fire is under investigation; Devon is coordinating with its contractors, local authorities and government agencies.”

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