Fire west of Casper burns plastic pipe

By: AP
By: AP

Casper, WY (AP) - Officials say a fire at an oilfield supply company west of Casper has burned millions of pounds of plastic pipe.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports area fire departments responded to the blaze just after midnight.

Natrona County Fire Chief Richard Ratcliff says the plastic pipe burned in an open lot. It didn't cause any injuries and no structures were damaged. Crews were still mopping up the fire at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Ratcliff says the fire burned about 8 million pounds of plastic pipe at WL Plastics, in Mills off Wyoming Highway 20/26. The company manufactures polyethylene pipe for the oil, gas, mining, industrial and municipal water markets.

The fire knocked out power to nearly 770 Rocky Mountain Power customers but it was restored quickly to most of them.

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