Salt water disposal well catches fire in Cheyenne, Okla.

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Updated 2/20/15 at 7:38 p.m.

The fire is out and emergency crews have left the scene.

The injuries have been reported at this time.

Updated 2/20/15 at 5:17 p.m.

The Corporation Commission has reported there was a tank explosion at the Cheyenne Salt Water Disposal well, owned by Overflow Energy out of Texas.

The well did not blow out as they first thought. Still do not have an update on injuries because the fire department is still on scene.

A nearby berm was able to contain the fluids from the tank that exploded.


Updated: 2/20/15 at 4:49 p.m.

The Corporation Commission has confirmed that the well disposal caught fire.


CHEYENNE, Okla. — There has been an accident at a salt water disposal well on Highway 283 south of Cheyenne.

The Cheyenne Fire department is on the scene with the Roger Mills County Sheriff. The number of people injured is unknown at this time.

Typically, a salt water disposal well has one person who works at the disposal, and the truck drivers are the only other people at the well when the they unload their trucks during the day.

One caller says an air ambulance has been called to the scene, but that has not been confirmed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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