Workers evacuated from oil field near Chickasha

Continental Resources rig spewing water vapor

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CHICKASHA, Okla. – Continental Resources is working to contain a rig that is spewing water vapor.

Crews were called to the rig located north of Chickasha city limits shortly after 5 o’clock Sunday morning.

The Grady County Sheriff’s Department tells News 4  that workers have been evacuated and safety crews are on scene.

Continental Resources released a statement, saying “We had a failure of a wellhead isolation tool. We are in the process of replacing it. No one on location was in harms way at any time.”

Parts of North 4th street have been blocked off as a precaution.

Additional oil and gas companies have been brought in to contain the leak. At this time, no injuries have been reported.

This is a developing story. We will continue to bring you updates as they become available.

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