HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Patterson-UTI Drilling released this statement on the rig fire:
An oil rig caught on fire in Howard County at around 9:30 a.m.
The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department told us that the fire was put out at around 12:30 p.m.
The Howard County VFD and emergency personnel from Martin County and Dawson County responded to the fire.
The fire was at a Patterson rig, number 289, near the intersection of West County Road 52 and County Road 50.
Patterson has confirmed there were no injuries.