And yet another of those rare incidents.
Gas well catches fire, burns two acres
ANDERSON COUNTY (KYTX) – It was a fiery scene Monday morning in Anderson County.
A gas well caught fire in the 6000 block of County Road 448 in Anderson county in the community of Elmwood around 8:30am. When firefighters arrived flames were shooting more than six feet in the air, near these gas tank batteries.
Investigators told CBS 19 if it wasn’t for the quick action of the Elmwood and Montalba volunteer fire departments a devastating explosion could have happened.
A fire and emergency response team with the state also came in to help contain the fire. They’re currently in the area because of the recent wildfires.
“It’s a tremendous help anytime a jurisdiction can have outside resources come in for whatever emergency situations,” explained Schelby Wells with Anderson County Emergency Management. “Occurring in Texas, we’re having drought issues, dry dry conditions.”
About two acres of land was scorched during the fire. No one was injured.