Diesel Fuel Burns at CO Oil Site

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 04:11 PM gHale

A fire consuming 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel Wednesday afternoon at a Noble Energy oil and gas site south of Greeley, CO, released dark plumes of smoke before firefighters could contain it.

Firefighters with the Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District got the call at 1:45 p.m., said district administrative manager Jolene Schneider. The fire at a Noble Energy site near the intersection of Weld County roads 30 and 45.5 was consuming diesel fuel, she said.

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There were no injuries in the incident, Schneider said.

All Noble Energy employees and contractors were safe, the company’s spokeswoman Paula Beasley said. The blaze was out by Wednesday night.

Equipment operated by Liberty Oilfield Services caught fire at the site, which has no producing oil or gas wells, Beasley said. The equipment operators were prepping a well so that it could begin production, she said.

Firefighters from Fort Lupton, Hudson and Southeast Weld Fire Protection District also responded to the fire, Schneider said.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was also notified of the fire, Beasley said.



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