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Fire reported at drilling rig near Watford City

By Lauren Donovan

A fire was reported Tuesday afternoon on a Nabors Drilling rig at a Whiting Petroleum oil well location near Watford City.

Preliminary reports are that at least one worker was injured in the incident. Details were not immediately available.

Department of Mineral Resources spokeswoman Alison Ritter said a department inspector was at the site Tuesday and more details would be available Wednesday.

Reach reporter Lauren Donovan at 701-220-5511 or lauren@westriv.com.

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