A storage tank fire at a gas well site near Henderson Road just outside of Scio occurred Friday morning around 2 am.
Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers says the fire injured one worker who had to be flown to Children's Hospital in Akron.
Myers says the worker was transferring water out of a tank into another when the pump started smoking. He says there may have been low lying gas, causing that fire.
Several fire departments in the Harrison County came together to fight the fire. They were able to put out the flames two to three hours later.
The worker suffered third degree burns on his hands and first degree burns on his face.
Chesapeake Energy released a statement on the gas well fire that happened overnight in Harrison County.
At about 2 a.m. Friday, a fire occurred in a temporary storage tank at the Stuart Henderson well site, the news release states. The well site is located off Henderson Road in Scio.
One contractor was injured during the incident, according to the news release. The injured contractor was airlifted to Akron Children's Hospital for burns to his hands. According to the news release, there is no update on his condition at this time.
"Our gratitude and appreciation goes out to all of the responding fire personnel from Bowerston, Scio, Deersville, Tappan, Perrysville and Loudon Township as well as the responding unit from Harrison County Hospital," the news release states. "The fire was contained on the pad site. We also appreciate the efforts of the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Ronald J. Myers who personally responded to the scene. The incident is under investigation."
One person was flown to a local hospital following an overnight gas well fire in Harrison County, according to the sheriff's department.
Officials say two gas tanks reportedly belonging to Chesapeake Energy caught fire on Henderson Road late Thursday night.
The sheriff's department said the person who was injured is a worker from the site and their condition is not known as of 6:00 a.m.
The fire was reportedly out around 4 a.m. Friday.
7News is waiting on a call from Chesapeake Energy further concerning the incident.