Oil rig catches on fire

Oskaloosa Independent – March 20, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 27, 2014

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Volunteer firefighters with Jefferson County Fire District No. 9, based in McLouth, were sent to 19616 126th Street shortly after 8:00 a.m. Friday upon receiving a report that an oil jack attached to several gas lines was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire at Jag Petroleum LLC’s Zachariah No. 16 unit burned some of the corn stubble near the jack before it could be extinguished by firefighters. Pictured here as they finish dousing the jack with foam are two of the firemen.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster