Explosion, fire destroy gas field plant | AspenTimes.com

Explosion, fire destroy gas field plant

DURANGO, Colo. No injuries are reported following an explosion that damaged a natural gas field plant southeast of Durango.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority spokesman Dave Abercrombie says the explosion at the Williams Production Company plant was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.The blast damaged two cooling towers and a trailer that housed an office. The resulting fire burned two private vehicles.Seven workers were at the facility when the explosion occurred.Williams spokesman Jeff Pounds says everyone has been accounted for and is safe, and that no natural gas supplies burned.Pounds says it’s unclear when the plant might reopen.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User