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Oil Tank Battery Fire

On October 27, 2018, at approximately 0900 hours, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service involving an oil tank battery fire in the area of Highway 14 and weld County Road 83.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found an oil tank battery that was fully engulfed in flames. Initial information suggests that the fire started during maintenance operations. Three crew members who were working on the oil tank battery were injured during the incident. Two of the crew members have minor injuries and are being transported by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center. The third crew member is being transported by air life to North Colorado Medical Center due to severe burns that were received during the accident.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Division of Wildlife as well as the Ault Police Department for their assistance with traffic control during the incident. We would also like to thank Briggsdale Fire who responded to extinguish the fire.

No further information will be released at this time. Further information on the status of the patients will not be released by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. We would also like to thank Briggsdale Fire who responded to extinguish the fire.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sherriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.