Friday, July 31, 2015
1012 C Street Floresville, TX 78114 Phone: 830-216-4519 Fax: 830-393-3219
Fire at oil-well site injures two
ROBERT C. McDONALD/Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com
Smoke rises from a fire at an Amerril Energy LLC well site outside Falls City Sept. 22. Two men suffered burns and were transported to area hospitals.
Wilson County NewsSeptember 22, 2011, 4:05pm 4,427 views 1 comment
FALLS CITY -- Two men suffered burns Sept. 22 in a fire at an oil-well site on F.M. 887 northeast of here. Sgt. Tony Ross of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol said Houston-based Amerril Energy LLC operates the well.
Officials have not released the identities of the injured workers. Ross said one man suffered third-degree burns and was flown to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The other victim, who received first-degree burns, was transported via ambulance to the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Karnes City.
Firefighters from Karnes City and Falls City were dispatched to the scene, approximately 1-1/2 miles east of U.S. 181, at 11:30 a.m. Chief Raymond Dziuk of the Falls City Volunteer Fire Department said smoke was visible from the center of town. As of 3:15 p.m., firefighters were still at the scene.
Texas Railroad Commission Spokesman Ramona Nye said the commission’s preliminary investigation has revealed that a hot-oil truck owned by Texas Hot Oilers caught fire.
Ross said troopers did not have to evacuate nearby residents, but did secure a 1-mile perimeter at the height of the blaze.
Your Opinions and Comments
September 22, 2011 8:14pm
Share your comment or opinion on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Breaking News Archives
Dicke resigns as general manager of FELPS (July 30, 2015)
24 senators introduce legislation to defund Planned Parenthood (July 29, 2015)
Crews battle out-of-control grass fire near Jackson Nature Park (July 29, 2015)
Traffic alert: Northbound I-37 closed near Campbellton (July 29, 2015)
DPS Offers $5,000 Reward for Most Wanted Fugitive from Seguin (July 28, 2015)
Poth police hunt for alleged prowler (July 24, 2015)
STPR Association welcomes Trump in South Texas (July 23, 2015)
UPDATE: Officials confirm ID of driver killed in U.S. 181 crash (July 15, 2015)
La Vernia city secretary loses job (July 12, 2015)
Cornyn has 'grave concerns' about Iran deal (July 7, 2015)
Fairview Road to be closed July 7 (July 6, 2015)
San Antonio Missions receive World recognition (July 5, 2015)
Rush-hour wreck slows U.S. 87 traffic near La Vernia (July 2, 2015)