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Oil-gas wells shut down after Colorado home explosion


April 27, 2017

DENVER (AP) — An oil and gas company is shutting down more than 3,000 wells in northeastern Colorado as a precaution amid an investigation into a house explosion that killed two people.

Anadarko Petroleum said Wednesday it operated a well about 200 feet (60 meters) from the house in the town of Firestone. The company didn't say whether the well was believed to be a factor in the explosion or whether it produced oil, gas or both.

Fire officials had no immediate comment.

The April 17 explosion killed Mark Martinez and Joseph William Irwin III. Erin Martinez was badly burned. Mark Martinez w...

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