The fire broke out after 5 p.m. at the Jeffries drilling site in the 200-block of Ross Road in North Strabane Township.
Officials with Range Resources say it was not a well that caught fire; instead, it was an equipment failure on a piece of machinery discharged some engine oil. That’s what caught fire along with plastic liners used for environmental prevention on the ground of the location.
Heavy flames were seen at the scene and large plumes of black smoke rose over the area.
Range Resources says they are working with regulators and first responders to investigate the fire.
In their statement, Range Resources went on to say, “These investigations can take weeks or months in some instances to fully recognize what exactly occurred. Importantly we have trained crews to manage these situations and have prepared for these unfortunate incidents with area first responders over the years.”
There have been no reports of any injuries.
Crews managed to put the fire out by 6:15 p.m.
Range Resources officials say they used specialty foam, used to extinguish oil and grease fires, to put out the blaze.