Fire Reported at Gas Well Pad in Wetzel County, WV

by Duane Nichols on July 15, 2013

WTRF-TV News Report

Fire Reported at Gas Well Pad in Wetzel County, WV 

By Laurie Conway, Digital Journalist, Posted July 13th, Updated July 15th 

Dateline: New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV

According to the New Martinsville Fire Department, the fire broke out shortly after 6:30 p.m. in a flare tube that had blown apart at the Lemons Pad off of American Ridge Road. A small fire was reported at a gas well pad in Wetzel County on Saturday night.

Fire crews used water to keep the equipment cool and spent about two hours on the scene.

Representatives from Stone Energy were on scene and the fire department consulted with them about the small fire in the flare stack. Stone Energy is investigating the cause of the fire.

The fire department said there were no hazardous materials that spilled, but a small area around the pad did burn.

Units from Paden City, Grandview and Silver Hill all responded.

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