Northeast Wyoming Highway Reopens After Oil Site Blast

Local News Wyoming News November 1, 2018

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Northeast Wyoming Highway Reopens After Oil Site Blast

GILLETTE, WY. (AP) — A highway in northern Wyoming has reopened after an explosion at an oilfield site near Gillette.

Campbell County Sheriff’s officials say the blast happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday. They say a medical helicopter was headed to the area but they had no information about any injuries.

Wyoming Highway 59 was closed for over an hour due to the blast and fire, which sent black smoke into the sky.

At least two propane tanks and oil tanks were burning.

The Gillette News-Record reports firefighters were letting the tanks burn down.

36 year-old, Beau Damori, of Gillette, was found dead on-site about four hours after the explosion.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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