Update — July 26th, 3:30 p.m
San Angelo, TX — When the firefighters left the scene at sunrise the fire was contained from four of the five tankers, but one tanker could not be extinguished. At about 9:00 this morning Dove Creek and Christoval Volunteer Fire Departments were called back out to Tweedy Ranch to extinguish the remaining fire. The fire was completely extinguished a little after 10:00 a.m.
Cue Robert, Chief of the Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department said, “That last one we just couldn’t get to go out. So we decided to just let it burn. And something burned through on the bottom and let all the oil out. Which kind of caused a problem but then it solved the problem of the barrel not burning anymore. They were able to get the fire out on the ground pretty, pretty easy. Like I said before we left the station to come out here, there was a big bloom of black smoke and by the time we got out here it was out.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.
July 26th, 8:40 a.m.
San Angelo, TX — Early on Friday morning three volunteer fire departments from nearby towns battled a tank battery fire on the oilfield at Tweedy Ranch, near Knickerbock, TX. Volunteer firefighters from Dove Creek, Christoval, and Irion County worked together to contain the blaze, according to a post shared to the Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s facebook page.
The blaze was contained by the firefighters a little after 8:00 this morning, according to another facebook post:
The cause of the fire is unknown as of the time of this writing.