Fire Continues To Burn Days After Well Blow Out

Sep 8, 2015

A fire continues to burn at an oil well site near Douglas after a well blow out on Sunday.

The Combs Ranch 29 Chesapeake Oil facility is located about three miles north east of Douglas. After what the company is calling a "well control event" Sunday afternoon, towering flames and plumes of smoke shot into the air.

Chesapeake has brought in well control specialists Boots and Coots to fight the blaze. 

A spokesman for Chesapeake says the company is monitoring air quality at the site and current readings suggest no risk to public health and the environment.

It's unclear how long the fire may continue to burn. No injuries or other fires have been reported as a result of the incident.