At least one injured in oil field explosion in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Thursday

Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 22:25:48-05

PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. -- At least one person was taken to the hospital after an oil field explosion in Oklahoma Thursday afternoon.

The condition of the person was was not immediately available though officials say the individual was airlifted to Tulsa with burns to the lower left half of his body. Earlier reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol suggested multiple people were injured.

Officials believe the man was opening a valve on the well head when the line exploded. Crews say the risk of more explosions has passed.

The Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office says only one injury was confirmed. The explosion happened near Quinton in Pittsburg County.

A portion of State Highway 31 was closed in the area due to the explosion but has since been reopened, says OHP.

Three wells were left burning due to the explosion.

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