Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Large Explosion in Western North Dakota

From Valley News Live - http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/24690824/large-explosion-in-western-north-dakota

State and local officials are investigating a large explosion and fire reported Monday night in western North Dakota.

Video of a large fire was posted on YouTube Tuesday morning.

The Williams County Sheriff's Department says, the incident happened south of Tioga at a well site near Highway 2 and County Road 21. It was reported about 8:30 Monday night.

The Tioga Fire Department responded to the scene.

So far there are no reports of injuries. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

SKYTRUTH NOTE: This alert is geotagged to what appears to be a compressor station which fits the above description. Additionally, two infrared detections were picked up within 750 meters from this facility by the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite. This is area that has not shown much flaring activity in recent months, so the detections could be associated with the fire and explosion.


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