1 Injured in gas well fire, explosion

MOUNT MORRIS (KDKA/AP) – A massive fire and gas well explosion this morning in Greene County has sent one worker to the hospital and left another worker missing.

According to emergency dispatchers, the gas well is located in the 600-block of Bald Hill Church Road in Dunkard Township, near Bobtown.

Chevron spokesman Trip Oliver says the fire was reported at about 6:45 a.m. at the Lanco 7H well.

He says one person is reported hospitalized and another is currently unaccounted for.

There is no word on the condition of the hospitalized worker. No identities have been released either.

Oliver says Chevron personnel immediately responded to the fire and called in assistance from Wild Well Control.

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

Police, firefighters and paramedics have all been called to the scene.

State police have reportedly set up a half-mile perimeter around the scene.

For more updates visit: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/02/11/crews-respond-to-greene-county-gas-well-fire/


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