UPDATE: Caddo Parish well fire out

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:48am

Crews were able to put out the fire at around 2:45 p.m. Friday.

A KMSS reporter says 8 vehicles that caught fire were pump trucks used to pump water at the well.

Crews at the scene tell KMSS the fire began when a hydraulic line got too hot and ignited.

A diesel tanker has exploded on the scene. It is unclear how that happened at this time.

The oil well is owned by Chesapeake Energy.

Caddo Fire Department and Sheriff Office along with the Shreveport Fire Department are on the scene.

A KMSS reporter says multiple fire departments are battling a fire near an oil well site located at Greenwood and Rice Road in Caddo Parish.

Firefighters are trying to protect thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and explosives at the scene.

KMSS has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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