An early Tuesday morning oil rig fire forced evacuation in and around a drilling site just north of the eastern Utah town of Roosevelt. No injuries were reported.
The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office said the blaze was reported about 12:10 a.m. The rig is owned by Frontier Drilling and located near 2000 North and North Crescent Road, about 1.5 miles north of Roosevelt. The site is operated by Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy.
The precautionary evacuation area extended for a half-mile radius of the rig. The evacuation which reportedly included five homes was still in place as of late Tuesday, though the fire itself had reportedly been contained. The Sheriff's Office said Tuesday night that no other people besides those evacuated early Tuesday had to leave their homes.