Explosion, fire at well site in Brighton happens for second time in 3 weeks

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BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Emergency crews from Brighton responded to a fire at a well site Thursday afternoon. It's the second time they've had an incident such as in the plast three weeks.

The last time it happened was late at night on Sept. 20.

The Great Western Oil and Gas facility at 13448 Weld County Road 4 is not too far from Highway 85 and East 168th Avenue.

Workers were unloading materials at the well site Thursday when there were reports of an explosion, the Brighton Fire Department said.

There were no injuries. Firefighters poured water on tanks to extinguish the flames.

The fire department plans to investigate operations at the facility to find out why there was a second explosion.

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