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2 injured after fire at Weld County oil site on Monday

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 08:36:34-05

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were injured following a fire at an oil site in Weld County Monday morning.

Joe Moylan, the public information officer with the Weld County Sheriff's Office, said around 9:15 a.m. Monday, a person called to report a fire at an oil site at Weld County Roads 49 and 36, which is between Hudson and Kersey.

The property is owned by Williams Companies. In a statement Monday afternoon, Williams Companies said the fire had occurred at the company's Mustang natural gas compressor station.

The company said the facility shut down as emergency crews worked to extinguish the fire, which was not threatening the surrounding area or nearby homes.

Two employees were injured and are being treated for their injuries, which are not life-threatening, the company said.

Williams said it plans to work with investigating agencies to determine the cause of the fire.