- Associated Press - Thursday, May 25, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local):

8 p.m.

Authorities say a worker was killed and three others were injured in an oil tank fire in northern Colorado.

The site in Mead owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation caught fire during maintenance work on the oil tanks Thursday afternoon. Three of the contract workers were hospitalized - one with serious injuries and two with moderate injuries.

The dead worker was found soon after.

The names of the victims have not been released, and investigators have not said what caused the fire.

Anadarko confirmed the death but did not release additional information.


5 p.m.

Authorities say three workers were injured in an oil tank fire in northern Colorado.

Roger Rademacher, chief of the Mountain View Fire Battalion, tells The Longmont Times-Call https://goo.gl/1g17JA one worker was seriously injured and the other two suffered moderate injuries Thursday afternoon at the site owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Their names have not been released.

Investigators with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office say it’s possible maintenance was being done on the oil tanks when the fire broke out. No other details were released.

The site is about 4 miles north of an Anadarko gas well in Firestone that was linked to a fatal home explosion in April.

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