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Rescue workers respond to explosion in Bloomfield

No injuries or damage reported

FARMINGTON – Rescue workers responded Monday morning to a small explosion at Halo Services, an oilfield services company in Bloomfield.

San Juan County dispatch received the call about a possible explosion at 7:53 a.m., said county spokesman Devin Neeley.

Workers were engaged in breaking down drip tanks when one of them accidentally ignited a small explosion, Neeley said. The workers were using a cutting torch on the tank when it ignited gas remnants in the tank.

While there was a lot of black smoke, the explosion was contained to the tank, Neeley said. There were no injuries.

lweber@durangoherald.com

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