Oil well explosion contained in Watson, Illinois: fire official

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 9:36 AM

(Reuters) - An explosion in a crude oil well was contained in Effingham County, Illinois, on Sunday evening, a fire department official said on Monday.

There were no injuries or crude oil leaks from the incident, Watson Township Fire Department Chief Matt Kulesza said. The oil well is owned by privately held MDM Energy.

Earlier, the explosion was reported by the fire department in a filing with Illinois Emergency Management Agency, noting that the fire had been put out.

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MDM Energy was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)