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Fracking Rig in Pittsburgh Metro Area Catches Fire

Photo by WPXI
Photo by WPXI

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By Madasyn Czebiniak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The fire that took over a Range Resource natural gas well rig in North Strabane late Wednesday afternoon was the result of equipment failure on a piece of machinery, the Fort Worth-based drilling company said in a news release.

The fire was reported about 5:15 p.m. at Range Resource’s Elizabeth Gell rig at 257 Ross Road. A number of fire companies responded, as did the Washington County hazardous materials team. Continue reading Fracking Rig in Pittsburgh Metro Area Catches Fire

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