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UPDATE: Fire extinguished at Longview oil site; One employee hospitalized

UPDATE: Fire extinguished at Longview oil site; One employee hospitalized
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:33pm

Longview Firefighters have extinguished a fire at an oil well facility on Lake Lamond Rd.

The fire happened around 2:00 pm on Wednesday between Cotton and Hwy. 80.

Fire officials tell KETK crews on the scene that the workers were doing a pipe removal on a shut-in gas well when there was a flash fire.

The work area of their trailer was damaged, and one employee who was working at the site has been hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

Part of Hwy. 80 has been closed between Gilmer and Bill Owens Pkwy. while firefighters work the scene.

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