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Fire breaks out on Texas County oilfield location

January 27, 2014

Staff photo/Jessica Crawford

An oilfield-location fire was reported early Sunday evening, just east of the Texas County/Cimarron County line, approximately seven miles south on U.S. Highway 64. Local fire departments were on the scene waiting for the fire to burn out before approaching it in order to ensure the safety of firefighters, according to Texhoma Fire Chief Jeff Tanquary. “We haven’t been up to it to see anything,” Tanquary said. “We are letting it burn down. We have a couple of tanks that still have oil in them.” Tanquary said first responders were unsure of the oilfield company involved, however, a representative from Liberal, Kan. was on their way, as well as the owner from possibly the Ft. Worth area. Tanquary said along with the Texhoma Fire Department, Texas County, Yarbrough, Keyes, Morton County and Griggs were on hand to fight the fire. The fire was still burning as of 9 p.m., see Tuesday’s edition of the GDH for further developments.

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