One person injured in Watford City oil well explosion

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10/6/21, 2 p.m.

One person was injured during the oil well explosion, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

The person had “very minor” injuries, was treated by EMS and released on scene.

The fire was extinguished by McKenzie County Rural Fire Department. The explosion is still under investigation.

10/5/21, 6:36 p.m.

An oil well exploded Tuesday morning in Watford City causing road closures and prompting an investigation.

In a Facebook post, Watford City police say the explosion happened around 9 a.m. near the 12th St. NE and 17th Ave. NE intersection.

By 9:23 a.m., the fire was out. The roads are closed in the area for an investigation by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story. Stick with KX News for updates.

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