Douglas Oil Fire is Out
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that burned for more than a week at an oil well facility in Converse County.
Chesapeake Energy spokesman Gordon Pennoyer says that the fire was put out at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The fire at the site northeast of Douglas began Sept. 6 and involved six oil wells.
Special oil well firefighting crews had to be brought in to extinguish the fire.
Some residents of the area reported a thin oily residue accumulating on homes and cars last week.