A fire at a Chesapeake Energy well pad in Douglas, Wyoming that burned for ten days has been extinguished.
A company spokesperson told the Casper Star-Tribune that a team of Chesapeake employees and oilfield firefighters from service firm Boots and Coots capped the final three burning wells on Tuesday evening.
Response crews were able to cap two wells on Friday and a third well over the weekend.
The fire started on September 6 at a well pad holding six wells, with all wells at the pad being affected.
A gravel barrier around the well pad prevented the fire from spreading.
No evacuations were ordered.
No injuries were reported, although some residents near the blaze said they experienced nausea, dizziness and burnings sensations in the throat, nose and eyes, the Casper-Star Tribune said.
There were also reports of a thin oily residue on homes and cars near the site last week, the AP said.
Oklahoma-based Chesapeake set up air monitors around the well pad last week and readings continue to indicate no threat to public health or safety, the Casper-Star Tribune added.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality sent an emergency coordinator the site last week.
Officials from the state’s environmental regulators will visit the site in the coming days to begin assessing environmental impacts.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
“Chesapeake would like to thank the Converse County Sheriff’s Department, the Converse County Rural Fire Department and other local first responders for their continued support in this matter,” the company told Oil City.