CASPER — Emergency crews from four Natrona County agencies responded Monday to an oil tank fire near Gas Hills Road, roughly 50 miles west of Casper.
Crews found three 400-pound barrel tanks of oil with fire burning around their bases. A fourth tank had ruptured, with the explosion sending that tank airborne, landing “away from the other three tanks,” according to a Natrona County Fire Prevention Bureau press release.
Fire crews used water and foam to extinguish the flames and cool the remaining three tanks. A valve failure on an automatic flaring device that burns off dangerous gases caused the fire. No injuries were reported.