Lightning sparks oil well fire in Chambers County

Lightning sparks oil well fire in Chambers County

The coast guard is on the scene of an oil well fire in Trinity Bay near Beach City that was caused by a lightning strike, according to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 11:23 PM

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas -- The coast guard is on the scene of an oil well fire in Trinity Bay near Beach City that was caused by a lightning strike, according to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department.

The unmanned oil well platform was struck by lightning on Friday evening.

There was no information about oil leaking in the bay.

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