Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Submitted Photo Authorities responded to a rig explosion on Tuesday northeast of Watford City that injured one man.

Up in flames: Officials investigating oil rig fire near Watford City

Email News Alerts

WATFORD CITY – Inspectors are investigating a drilling rig fire that occurred near here Tuesday afternoon that resulted in one worker’s injury, officials said Wednesday.

Advertisement

Authorities responded to a report of a rig explosion at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday at a Nabors Drilling rig on a Whiting Petroleum location, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Call (701) 225-8111 and we can help you.

Advertisement
Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

Advertisement
randomness