Oil tanker catches fire at production site in Weld County


A fire broke out on an oil rig near the Weld County town of Eaton on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Credit: Mendy Peterson)

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters responded to a fire at an oil production site near the Weld County town of Eaton on Friday morning.

The fire broke out near the area of Weld County Roads 72 and 31, about five miles southwest of Eaton and about 10 miles northwest of Greeley.

There is no word on how the fire started or if there are any injuries.

Footage from SkyFOX showed firefighters dousing an oil tanker that had caught fire. The truck appeared to be connected to several tanks.

The processing site is not close to where Thursday’s fracking accident occurred in which one person was killed and two others were injured.

That was at a Halliburton site on Weld County Road 9 1/2 just north of Colorado  66 near the town of Mead.

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