Hilcorp Energy Company gas well head blew off Thursday in Maurice, LA killing one emoloyee and injuring others. Neighbors live very close to this well.
In Beaumont a drilling rig caught fire. It caused a small wildfire.
Gas vapor began to escape from the well, which triggered a flash fire followed by an explosion, according to Trooper Stephanie Davis with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The explosion happened around 1:15 p.m.