Energy released a statement on Thursday afternoon about the incident:
“At approximately 10:00 PM EDT on October 15, a fire occurred at Noble Energy’s Shirley 1 Pad located in Tyler County, West Virginia. The fire occurred during normal operations. Onsite personnel immediately shut down and secured the site and notified emergency response authorities. The fire was extinguished. No injuries occurred. Noble Energy will continue to work with state and local regulators to assess the site and determine the cause of the incident. The site is secure and will remain shut-in until the investigation is complete.“
UPDATE, 1 a.m. Oct. 16:
As of 1:00 a.m. Thursday, a fire reported at a natural gas well pad site near Centerville in Tyler County has been contained.
Emergency crews from four nearby counties responded to the fire.
Tyler County EMA Director Tyler Cooper said no new information about the fire is expected to be released until later Thursday morning.
ORIGINAL STORY, 12:10 a.m., Oct. 16:
Emergency crews from three counties arrived at the scene of a fire at a well pad site after 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, Oct. 15 near Centerville in Tyler County.
The area has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported according to Tyler County EMA Director Tom Cooper.
It is unknown how the fire started or who owns the well pad. Stay with 7 News and WTRF.com for further updates.