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1 injured, 1 missing in western Pa. well fire

By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press

DUNKARD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Investigators are looking for what caused a natural gas well to catch fire in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.

Authorities said one worker has been injured and another is missing after the incident was reported about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Bobtown area of Dunkard Township, Greene County. That is more than an hour south of Pittsburgh near the West Virginia state line.

Chevron spokesman Trip Oliver said the fire was reported at the Lanco 7H well. He said Chevron personnel immediately responded and called for assistance from Wild Well Control.

Local emergency responders were stationed near the scene and state police have established a half-mile perimeter, officials said.

Crews at the scene reported the intense flames have kept them from getting too close to the well.

There was still no immediate information available about what may have sparked the fire.



 
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