By Associated Press - Friday, April 17, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at the site of an oil and gas wastewater injection site near the Greeley airport.

Dale Lyman, a spokesman for the Greeley Fire Department, says firefighters were called to the site northeast of the airport shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. They are working with NGL Energy Partners, the company that owns the site, had to wait for the explosion risk to subside so they could use fire suppression foam to extinguish the fire

Lyman tells The Greeley Tribune (https://goo.gl/qhAcd2 ) a handful of nearby homes were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The fire began when lightning struck a water storage tank. The water contained traces of hydrocarbons, which ignited.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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