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Lightning Causes Fire and Spill

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A lightening strike caused a fire and an oil spill on the Helling Alexander SWD #1 site three miles south of Alexander yesterday.

About 649 barrels of oil and 2,813 barrels of brine were released. Some fluids flowed off the site, but were contained before reaching a tributary of the Lonesome Creek.

The fire burned itself out, and a response team is on site cleaning up the spill. The North Dakota Department of Health is inspecting the site and will work with the company for remediation.

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