Small explosion at Hartford gas well fire prompted evacuation

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The evacuation order has since been lifted, but people living in the area still need to prevent gas from getting into their homes

HARTFORD TWP., Ohio (WYTV) –¬†Families are now allowed in their houses after a gas well fire in Trumbull County on Friday.

People living within a one-mile radius of a gas well were told to evacuate Friday evening. A portion of Route 7 was also closed because of the fire.

The fire behind D&G Machinery on Route 7 has been put out and the gas well has been capped.

The evacuation order has since been lifted.

The Hartford Fire Department said there was a small explosion as a result of the well fire.

A viewer reported that the flames reached 20 feet at one point.

The fire had been burning since around 9 a.m. Friday. It was put out around 6 p.m.

Firefighters from a half dozen departments had been at the scene for hours, working to put it out and stop it from spreading.

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