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Electrical fire at Laurel oil well site destroys several transformers

Laurel firefighters were able to put out an electrical fire at the Petro Harvester North Pad site in about 20 minutes. Laurel firefighters were able to put out an electrical fire at the Petro Harvester North Pad site in about 20 minutes.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Laurel firefighters were able to quickly extinquish an electrical fire at a crude oil well site Wednesday night. Fire officials say a 6 p.m. blaze at the Petro Harvester North Pad on 13th Avenue destroyed several electrical transformers.

No one was injured.

Firefighters had the fire under control in about twenty minutes.

"When the firemen arrived on the scene, we found out that it was transformers that supplied the power source to the motors to pump the wells were totally engulfed with flames," said Greg King, Laurel fire chief. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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