Oil rig explodes in Logan County; four injured

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A drilling rig explosion near Marshall, in far northwest Logan County, has sent four people to the hospital with unknown conditions.

The fire burn throughout the early morning hours, but crews capped a well and installed a new blow out preventer.

The rig caught fire around 6:45 p.m Friday and the cause of the fire has been undetermined. The rig once was leaning toward the east, fell to the ground and burned.

Oklahoma City based Great White Energy Services, a well control and related engineering services for firefighting and blowouts, was on the scene and brought equipment the following morning.

Marshall and Douglass Fire Departments worked the scene along with the Red Cross before being released just before 2:00 a.m.

The condition of the injured remain unknown after being sent to a Oklahoma City hospital.


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