HARTFORD, Ohio (WKBN) – Families are now allowed in their houses after a gas well fire in Trumbull County on Friday.
People living within a one-mile radius of a gas well were told to evacuate Friday evening. A portion of Route 7 was also closed because of the fire.
The fire behind D&G Machinery on Route 7 has been put out and the gas well has been capped.
The evacuation order has since been lifted.
The Hartford Fire Department said there was a small explosion as a result of the well fire.
A viewer reported that the flames reached 20 feet at one point.
The fire had been burning since around 9 a.m. Friday. It was put out around 6 p.m.
Firefighters from a half dozen departments had been at the scene for hours, working to put it out and stop it from spreading.