Fire At Woodward Gas Plant Causes Scare


Sunday, April 21st 2013, 5:19 pm
By: News 9


WOODWARD, Oklahoma -- A fire broke out at a gas plant near the town of Woodward, Okla., Sunday morning, causing a scare with local residents.

The Emergency Management Director for Woodward County, Matt Lehenbauer, tells News 9 the fire broke out at a gas plant three miles east of Woodward, at around 10:30 a.m.

The plant is operated by DCP Midstream.

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No injuries were reported. It is unclear how much damage the fire caused to the plant. Officials on scene allowed the remaining gas to burn off.

On Wednesday, April 17, a fire at a fertilizer plat in West, Texas resulted in a massive explosion that claimed the lives of at least 14 people and injured another 200+. Officials also say as many as 80 buildings were destroyed by the blast.