Salt Water Disposal Site Fire
On June 3, 2019, at
approximately 1956 hours, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatch by North
Dakota State Radio to an explosion at Hydro Clear Salt Water Disposal Plant on
Street Northwest. The fire had been reported to have been
caused by a lighting strike. Watford City Fire Department and McKenzie County Ambulance
also responded to the scene.
No injuries have been
reported. MBI and the fire department recommended that the fire burn itself out
and was closely monitored by fire department and law enforcement officials
throughout the night. Traffic flow on 37th Street Northwest from 128th
Avenue Northwest to County Road 35 was closed and detoured during the incident
and throughout the night due to safety concerns.
The fire is on-going at
the time of this release. The road is still closed due to safety concerns and a
detour is in place. The investigation is
still on-going. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public
for their patience and understanding.
Please contact McKenzie
County Sheriff’s Office at 701-842-6010 if you have any questions.