Gas Well Burning in Culberson County

Gas Well Burning in Culberson County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CULBERSON COUNTY - A gas well has been burning in Culberson County for the past seven hours and it could easily continue throughout the night.

It all happened on FM 2119 in a remote area of Culberson County.

The sheriff's department tells NewsWest 9 that no one was hurt.

However, there's not a lot they can do right now, except watch it burn.

We're told local authorities are not equipped to deal with an industrial accident like this.

Instead they are waiting for the drilling company to bring a Houston representative down to evaluate the fire.

Fire crews are near the scene just in case a grass fire does break out.