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Spectacular Explosion at Northeastern Utah Oil Field

Posted Tuesday, July 16th 2013 @ 11am  by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

A bizarre explosion -- in northeastern Utah, overnight -- damaged an oil well site, and sparked a small brush fire.

Altamont Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Miles says, it appears lightning caused an oil tank to explode and sail some 80 yards through the air.

No one was working at the time -- just after midnight, Tuesday morning -- so there were no injuries.

The small fire was extinguished within two hours.


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