This is a very bad oilfield incident happened recently, Drilling Site in Washington County Caught on Fire. According to the NEWS, the failure of the rig equipment results in the fire situation. The hydraulic oil from ruptured high pressure hose spilled out and caught on fire. We would like to share this news to you in order to raise aware of of oilfield safety.
Equipment failure causes fire at Washington Co. gas drilling site.
Spokesperson said an equipment failure was the cause of a fire at a gas drilling site in Washington County Wednesday evening.
Dispatchers from 911 confirmed calls came in around 5:15 p.m. for a working fire at the Jeffries drilling location near Ross Road in North Strabane Township.