Explosion on well pad site in Marshall County


An explosion happened earlier on Monday at a well pad site in Marshall County.

Officials said a dehydration tank exploded on site causing the equipment to catch on fire.

It all happed at a Southwestern Energy Well Pad just off of Sorghums Ridge Road in Marshall County.

This is the second explosion at a well pad site in the county within the past month.

The good news is the fire is out and Sorghum Ridge Road is back open .

Authorities said two explosions rocked that section of Marshall County, as six local departments rushed to the scene.

The property owner said he saw the explosion a little before 10 am and he immediately called 911.

Property Owner, Dave Reinbeau said, “It felt like a force with a big ball of fire and I knew that them four guys that were out there working and that’s all I could think about.”

 Some anxious moments for  everyone at the Sorghum Ridge site.

Dave Reinbeau’s first reaction was to make sure his family and the workers were all okay.

Crews sprayed water on surrounding equipment to keep the situation from getting worse .

Marshall County EMA Director, Tom Hart said. ” When the fire crews arrived on scene they did experience heavy fire at the point but it was actually processing equipment that was on fire wasn’t the actual pad itself.”

It took hours for the fire to burn out.

But before 3 p.m. the road was re-opened and all crews were clear.

There were no reported injuries at the site and residents should not be worried about any toxins in the air.

Hart also said  that in any type of emergency or hazard please be aware of your surroundings and what type of hazards are in your community.

7News will continue to keep you updated on what caused the fire.

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