- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) - No injuries were reported in two large fires in the western North Dakota oil patch over the weekend.

McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Rockvoy says emergency crews from Alexander and Williston were called to an oil and gas waste disposal site north of Alexander about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters had the blaze contained about 5 ½ hours later.

Three oil tanks exploded about 9 a.m. Saturday at a site about 5 miles north of Killdeer. Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew says the boom was felt by people in Killdeer.

Authorities are investigating the causes of both fires.

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