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104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Oil well explodes

June 22, 2018

 
Oil well explosion (Photo by Dan Peterson)

By Chris Slone
reporternd@countrymedia.net
t@crslone

Bowman City Police Chief Charles Headley conducted traffic control for the Bowman Fire Department at 1st Ave. Northwest and 1st St. Northwest

According to the report, Headley then heard the call for Bowman and Slope County Law Enforcement, but no contact was made with either agency, so he offered his assistance at the scene of the fire.

Local resident Dan Peterson witnessed the event as it occurred.

“I was walking into my office and thought I heard thunder,” Peterson said. “I looked up for clouds and saw this big, dark cloud rising into the sky from the explosion of oil well holding tanks about nine miles from town.

“I didn’t hear any sirens, so I ran out to see if anyone was injured. Once EMS showed up, I left.”

There have been no reports as to what started the fire.

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