Oil fire extinguished in Mercer County - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Oil fire extinguished in Mercer County

Posted: Updated:
JEFFERSON TWP., Mercer Co., Pa. -

 Smoke could be seen for miles around and firefighters came from miles around following explosions and fire in a remote area of Mercer County Friday night.

Two explosions were reported around 8:00 p.m. at 114 Pew Road.   Firefighters on the scene reported that 200 gallons of oil being stored at the location caught fire.  There are also trailers located in the area, but it is not yet clear if they were damaged by the flames.

 Fire departments from as far away as Lawrence County were called in to assist in battling the two alarm blaze.  One department brought in equipment capable of spreading foam, which is used to smother oil fires.  There is a combination gas and oil well at the location, but crews on the scene reported that the well did not explode.

Hilcorp Energy, which operates the well, issued the following statement: "Friday evening two of our storage tanks used to hold oil and condensate caught fire on one of our well pads located in Mercer County. The appropriate local and state authorities were immediately notified and local first responders were on location shortly after the call. There were no injuries and the fire only lasted approximately forty-five minutes. We are in the process investigating the cause which remains undetermined at this time."

 Roads around the site were crowded with fire equipment.  Trucks filled up with water from a hydrant on Greenville Rd. The fire was out by 9:30 p.m.  There are no reports of injuries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was called to the scene to investigate.

  • Sports ScoresMore>>

  • Scrappers make it back to back wins on Gonzalez's big night

    Scrappers make it back to back wins on Gonzalez's big night

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-06-25 15:51:56 GMT

    Oscar Gonzalez's second home run of the game in the seventh inning lifts the Scrappers past Auburn 5-4, making it back-to-back wins for Mahoning Valley.

    More >>

    Oscar Gonzalez's second home run of the game in the seventh inning lifts the Scrappers past Auburn 5-4, making it back-to-back wins for Mahoning Valley.

    More >>
  • Scrappers beat Auburn in extra innings

    Scrappers beat Auburn in extra innings

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:04:07 GMT

    The Scrappers won for the first time at Eastwood Field this season 5-4 in 10 innings against Auburn.  Jonathan Laureno's walk off RBI double scored Oscar Gonzalez to send everyone home happy.   Auburn jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with the first four batters reaching base. Paul Panaccione and Randy Encarnacion drove in the Doubledays runs. The Scrappers evened the scored in the bottom of the inning, Samad Taylor scored on a wild pitch, and Will Benso...

    More >>

    The Scrappers won for the first time at Eastwood Field this season 5-4 in 10 innings against Auburn.  Jonathan Laureno's walk off RBI double scored Oscar Gonzalez to send everyone home happy.   Auburn jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with the first four batters reaching base. Paul Panaccione and Randy Encarnacion drove in the Doubledays runs. The Scrappers evened the scored in the bottom of the inning, Samad Taylor scored on a wild pitch, and Will Benso...

    More >>
  • Moldovan defends title at Mill Creek

    Moldovan defends title at Mill Creek

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:47:54 GMT
    Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio defended his title at the Mill Creek Foundation Junior All Star tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association. Moldovan shot a 68 for a three day total of 203, finishing three strokes ahead of Aaron Du of Lake Mary, Florida. Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario captured the girls division at 205, after shooting 67 on the final day.   Manhue Chen of China placed second, six strokes back. Brookfield's Connor Stevens finished tied...More >>
    Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio defended his title at the Mill Creek Foundation Junior All Star tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association. Moldovan shot a 68 for a three day total of 203, finishing three strokes ahead of Aaron Du of Lake Mary, Florida. Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario captured the girls division at 205, after shooting 67 on the final day.   Manhue Chen of China placed second, six strokes back. Brookfield's Connor Stevens finished tied...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms