A team of oil well firefighting experts was at the site of an ongoing eastern Utah oil rig drilling site blaze Thursday as a three-day-old evacuation remain in effect with no definite end in sight.
Houston-based Wild Well Control, which has responded to oil and natural gas well fire emergencies since 1975, including the 1991 Kuwait Oil Field fires, was called in by Devon Energy, the operator of the well site 1.5 miles north of Roosevelt.
The well site, owned by Utah's Frontier Drilling, caught fire early Tuesday morning. The Duchesne County Sheriff's Department evacuated the site's employees and residents of five homes within a half-mile radius of the fire scene. No injuries were reported.