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Wellhead explosion seriously burns one person in southwest Wyoming

Posted at 8:36 AM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 10:36:34-05

EVANSTON, Wyoming – One person was seriously burned after a building that housed a wellhead exploded Saturday.

Uinta County Fire and Ambulance posted to their Facebook page that fire and EMS crews responded to the explosion near Henry Fork Road.

The person was taken to Evanston Regional Hospital and later transported to the University of Utah Burn Unit.

Fire authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion.