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Fire crews battle oil derrick fire in the Southern Tier

Posted: 8:01 AM, Feb 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-12 12:34:53-05
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ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Multiple fire crews were dispatched Tuesday morning to battle an oil derrick fire in the Southern Tier.

Officials say the fire started just after 5:30 near Flatstone Road and Chipmonk Road.

The fire was extinguished by 10:30 a.m.

About 150 gallons of oil were spilled. The spill was contained and is not a threat to major water supplies in the area, according to emergency management crews.

Deputies said the DEC was been notified and a hazmat crew responded. The DEC remains on the scene.

The well is owned by Vertical Energy.