Fire at oil well near Evart under investigation

EVART — Firefighters were able to quickly contain a fire last week at an oil well outside of Evart.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Evart Fire Department responded to a fire at an oil rig at 80th Avenue and 7 Mile Road. Crews were quickly able to get the fire under control.

Evart Fire Chief Shane Helmer said there was one injury from the fire, but its extent is not known.

The fire remains under investigation, Helmer said.

"No cause has been determined at this time," he said.

Along with the Evart Fire Department, the Hersey Fire Department, Reed City Fire Department, Osceola County EMS and Evart Police Department responded to the scene.