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Dec 19, 2014

16:07:08 GMT--Fire - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: FR-20141219-46379-USA

Date / time: 19/12/2014 16:04:44 [UTC]

Event: Fire

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Oklahoma

Location: [Unnamed oil rig, near to Coalgate]

Number of Deads: 2 person(s)

Number of Injured: 3 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Authorities in Coal County confirm two people died early Friday morning in an oil rig fire near Coalgate, OK. Authorities say there were also others injured. The state Medical Examiner's office has now identified the dead as 26-year-old Gary Keenen of Ada and 27-year-old Kelsey Bellah of Tulsa. According to the Coalgate Police Chief, there was some kind of an explosion and fire that happened around 1:30 AM Friday at an oil rig three miles west of Coalgate on Highway 31. Investigators are on the scene trying to find a cause.

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