5 hurt, 2 critically, in Kansas oil-drilling explosion


SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say five people have been hurt, two of them critically, in an explosion at a western Kansas oil field.

KWCH-TV (http://bit.ly/2hmG0bx ) reports that the blast happened Monday morning south of Sharon Springs in Wallace County.

Fire Chief Jay Sharp says crews were working when gas made its way onto the deck floor of a warming hut, which included running heaters. Sharp says the explosion happened when something electrical sparked.

He says the five people injured were hospitalized.

Sharp says responding crews were able to put the fire out quickly.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/