Oil field worker killed in well site fire in Belfield

Published: Jan. 5, 2017 at 6:48 PM CST
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One man is dead after a fire destroyed a treater shack on a well site Wednesday afternoon.

The well site is 11 miles north of Belfield and 7 miles west of Highway 85.

The Billings County Sheriff's Department says the worker's body was discovered after the fire was extinguished.

First responders got a call about an explosion 15 minutes before the call about the fire.

The state fire marshal and Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

The victim has been identified, but his name has not been released.