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Lightning Causes Fire Near Ross

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A lightning strike early this morning caused a fire at a salt water disposal site near Ross, which released more than 500 barrels of oil and more than 1,500 barrels of salt water.

The state's oil and gas division says Basic Energy Services, which owns the site, reported that most of the oil burned off during the fire, and that the salt water has been contained.

The company is building an additional dike to prevent any run-off because of the rain.

A state inspector will monitor the clean-up.

 

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