- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An oil well fire a few miles northeast of Douglas continues to burn for a fourth day.

Chesapeake Energy officials say it’s too soon to say when the fire might be put out but they’ve brought in the oilfield firefighting firm Boots & Coots Services. They say the next step will be to move equipment away from the fire.

Firefighters also will try to direct the flames upward to get better access to the site.

The fire broke out Sunday at a well pad with six wells on it. All six wells are affected.

The Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited flying below 2,000 feet anywhere within a mile of the fire.

Intense oil drilling in eastern Wyoming has fallen off amid a recent decline in oil prices.

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