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July 12, 2014

Tank wiring said to be cause of oil-field fire

TERRE HAUTE — An electrical short has been blamed for a Friday night fire at the Pinnacle Exploration oil field on Fruitridge Avenue south of Hulman Street.

Mike Hagan of Pinnacle told the Tribune-Star on Saturday that the tank was new, but the short occurred in wiring to the tank.

“We’re looking into it,” he said.

Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher said that firefighters were called to the scene around 10 p.m. after an explosion occurred. Methane gas got into the tank, which was supposed to contain salt water, and the explosion occurred.

The tank was destroyed, and oil production was shut down pending the investigation.

Roads through the area were closed for a couple of hours, Fisher said, but were reopened to traffic on Saturday morning.

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