Explosions in Carter County

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- A series of explosions at a Carter County oil well site shut down a state highway and prompted evacuations.

It happened after 6:00 pm Thursday near the Clemscott Community.

Authorities say a live well, a tank battery, and a hot oil transport truck all ignited.

We're told flames could be seen for miles before firefighters arrived.

Three homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Fire crews from Fox-Graham, Ratliff City, Healdton and Wilson responded.

Ratliff City Police Chief Robert Thornton says one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Residents were allowed back home around 8:30 pm Thursday.

No word on a cause.


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  • by Bo Location: Country life on Nov 10, 2007 at 03:24 PM
    oh no gas prices from the cartail mobsters are going to go even higher. Ardmore and Lone grove will be 4 dollars by Monday. It is sure weird that Ardmore and Lone Grove is always 20 cents higher then everyone else. Don't figure does it. Hey, KXII you need to keep investigating the cartail, because everytime you people investigating this gas prices get cheaper. I do know when the state department stated investigating the cartail gas prices went down 30 cents in 2 days, and then when the investigating stopped in 2 weeks gas prices went back up. Don't figure does it.
  • by trish Location: oklahoma on Nov 9, 2007 at 10:44 AM
    O.K. people this is another reason to thank the rural fire departments, from the report homes and lives could have been in danger. These men and women get no pay for putting their lives on the line. When that sound goes off they jump and run to help. As a firefighters mom I just want to say thanks to each and everyone of them and their families. You guys and gals rock.
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