One hurt in Oklahoma oil-field blast
OKLAHOMA CITY — At least one person was hurt Thursday in an oil-field explosion in eastern Oklahoma, authorities say.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the explosion happened near Quinton in Pittsburg County, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. Troopers were called to assist the county sheriff’s office about 12:30 p.m.
The injured person was taken to a hospital, the highway patrol told television station KTUL.
The condition of the injured person was not immediately available. Initial reports had suggested numerous people were hurt.
Quinton police told KTUL the head blew off a gas well.
The Pittsburg County Emergency Management Office also told KTUL that multiple volunteer fire departments converged on the site. The station reported that emergency management crews and the county sheriff ’s office also were on the scene.
A state route in the area that had been closed to traffic was reopened later in the afternoon.
An act allowing staff members of public colleges and universities to take concealed handguns onto campus with a proper permit, unless the board of their institution adopted a policy stating otherwise, was passed by the state Legislature in 2013. An article Thursday misstated the year that law went into effect.