State and local agencies provide McKenzie County oil well fire update

(McKenzie County, North Dakota) -- State and local officials say that the oil well fire in McKenzie County, one-half mile south of Lake Sakakawea, has been contained. Residual product at the well pad location continues to burn. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is informing residents in the surrounding areas to be “air aware” and monitor their local air quality at https://www.airnow.gov. The cause of the July 22 fire is still under investigation, officials say.

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