Crews investigating oil well explosion in Mahoning County

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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Fire investigators say a gas well damaged by an explosion and fire over the weekend could soon be back in operation.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday on Pine Lake Road, close to Seacrist Road.

The Goshen police chief said the explosion was felt at the station, which is two miles away from the oil well. They thought someone had crashed into the building.

Just after officers went outside to look, the call came in about the explosion.

The cause is undetermined but the chief said electricity could have sparked the explosion.

Crews cleared the scene around 3:30 a.m. but were called back after the fire rekindled.

No one was hurt.

Crews are making repairs to the damaged tank and other equipment.

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