Several of us who live in the gas patch have been wondering what will happen when those wildfires hit the gas patch. Rumor has it that Channel 11 reported on this issue last night.
According to one reader the report said:
I just saw on channel 11 news that several gas wells have burned in the fires, taking out areas the size of 10 football fields at a time, with nothing that could be done.
Another reader confirmed that and added:
Basically, they had firefighters saying those wells were feeding the fires.
There isn’t anything for them to do when that happens. It’s like a bomb going off. And if the well control mechanisms aren’t in place, they just have to call Boots and Coots.
I haven’t found the news report yet.