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Preliminary cause of oil well explosion: cigarette lighter

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ARNEGARD -- A cigarette lighter may have caused a fire at an oil well site Wednesday near here that seriously burned two men, a spokesman for the company that owned the well said.

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Two men were burned in what the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office called an oil well explosion that was reported at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday.

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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.

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