CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A surge in oil exploration in Laramie County hasn't been accompanied by a surge of fires.
Bill McHenry of the Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle firefighters haven't encountered any well blowouts or similar emergencies.
McHenry says only two or three incidents have been reported in the county recently, usually fires in equipment used to treat crude oil before it's taken to a refinery.
In May, a fire erupted when treater equipment overflowed and ignited. The fire sent up flames as high as 200 feet.
Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com