Watford City crews respond to large explosion at saltwater disposal site

Published: Jan. 17, 2019 at 1:15 PM CST
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UPDATE (1-17-19 @ 7:31 p.m.) The Department of Mineral Resources says they’re planning on inspecting the premises of the explosion once it is safe to access the facility.

UPDATE: The Watford City Police Department has opened an emergency shelter at the Watford City Civic Center. For more details, you can go to the department's Facebook page.

ORIGINAL STORY: Watford City police say there was an explosion at a saltwater disposal site at White Owl Energy Services at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police say they will let it burn for a few hours.

The McKenzie County Emergency Manager Carolyn Jappe was two blocks away from the incident and could feel the heat.

Jappe says there were no injuries as a result of the explosion.