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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Two men have been seriously injured after a well explosion in McKenzie County.

Fifty-two-year-old Bruce Ford and 48-year-old Rod Law were burned in the explosion, which occurred Wednesday around 12 p.m. at a site north of Arnegard.

The two men were transported by ambulance to a hospital in Williston and then flown to Regions Medical Center in St. Paul, Minn.

The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources spokeswoman Allison Ritter says the department was notified of a fire at a tank battery that is at the site

The district supervisor and McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating what led to the fire.

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