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2 injured in Wyoming oil facility explosion, fire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two workers are injured in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.

The blast happened just before noon Friday at the Chesapeake Energy facility about four miles north of Douglas.

Rob Black with the state Department of Workforce Services says two contractors with Susquehanna Services were pumping fluid out of containers at the time.

Black says one worker was life-flighted to a hospital with burns and the other was hospitalized with as-yet unknown injuries. The workers’ identities and conditions weren’t immediately available.

Firefighters put out the fire while the workers were evacuated. Sheriff’s officials say state and local officials are investigating.

The area around Douglas has seen heavy oil drilling in recent years.

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  1. Hope they’re going to be alright. Prayers for those involved and their loved ones.

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