Oil fire erupts west of Manning

A large plume of black smoke was visible from Highway 22 Friday afternoon after a fire at a well site. The incident is still being investigated. Herald photo / Brad Mosher


An oil fire that occurred Friday several miles west of Manning in Dunn County is still under investigation, according the Dunn County Sheriff.

By Brad Mosher
The Herald

The fire started about 11 a.m. on March 8 at the Hendricks 34-28 well, according to Sheriff Gary Kuhn.
“It was a well fire. We are still working on the report,” he said Wednesday.
“Two of the oil tanks on location started on fire. They are estimating that they lost between 10 and 100 barrels of oil,” the sheriff added.
The company let the fire burn itself out, which it did by Friday evening. The location is operated by Marathon Oil, the sheriff said.
“They didn’t have a dollar amount estimated for damages yet,” Sheriff Kuhn added. “They said it might be a month or two before they know.”
The fire created a large plume of black smoke easily seen from Highway 22 Friday afternoon.

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