Oklahoma Firefighters Battling Oil Rig Blaze


Sunday, April 24th 2011, 9:18 pm
By: News 9


Staff and Wire Reports

HARRAH, Oklahoma -- Firefighters battled a blaze at an oil rig in Harrah Sunday morning.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department said they responded to a call of a large fire at a rig around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The sheriff's office says there have been no reports of injuries.

Officials say an exact cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but it's believed that lightning sparked an explosion in the tank-holding battery of the rig.

Both tankers hold about 4,000 gallons of crude oil.

No one was injured in the fire.