East Finley well fire

A firefighter is shown at the scene of the blaze in June 2018 at CNX’s Morris 31 well pad in East Finley Township.

The director of Washington County’s Department of Public Safety is praising the quick reaction of the first firefighters on the scene of a fire at a CNX well pad Wednesday night on Newland School Road in East Finley Township.

Crews from numerous departments were called about 10:10 p.m. to the Morris 31 pad, with the first fire truck arriving five minutes later, said Jeff Yates, county public safety director.

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Kathie O. Warco has covered the police beat and transportation for the Observer-Reporter for more than 25 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism.

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