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April 23, 2014

Tank battery fire lights up night in Woodward

WOODWARD, Okla. —

Fire units on scene of tank battery fire

A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.



Officials said the initial call of an explosion came in around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday and the fire burned all night and was still going around 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The fire was expected to last a while as it is typical for firefighters to wait for tank battery fires to burn themselves out.



Emergency officials said there were no injuries in the fire, which included some explosions through the night.



Officials said the fire at Basic Sediments and Waste Solutions is contained. There were not any evacuations in the area through 7 a.m.



A portion of Highway 270 just northwest of Woodward was being blocked off by officials and traffic rerouted on side roads primarily due to smoke going across the roadway. The road was closed from the northwest edge of town to about 2 miles northwest, OHP officials said. It was possible the highway could be opened by around 8 a.m. or a little after.

There was no immediate cause of the fire reported.

Fire units from Woodward, Mooreland and Fort Supply responded to the scene and sheriff, police and OHP personnel were helping with traffic control.

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A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.

Officials said the initial call of an explosion came in around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday and the fire burned all night and was still going around 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The fire was expected to last a while as it is typical for firefighters to wait for tank battery fires to burn themselves out.

Emergency officials said there were no injuries in the fire, which included some explosions through the night.

Officials said the fire at Basic Sediments and Waste Solutions is contained. There were not any evacuations in the area through 7 a.m.

A portion of U.S. 270 just northwest of Woodward was being blocked off by officials and traffic rerouted on side roads primarily due to smoke going across the roadway. The road was closed from the northwest edge of town to about 2 miles northwest, OHP officials said. It was possible the highway could be opened by around 8 a.m. or a little after.

There was no immediate cause of the fire reported.

Fire units from Woodward, Mooreland and Fort Supply responded to the scene and sheriff, police and OHP personnel were helping with traffic control.

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Source: Woodward News is a CNHI News Service publication.

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