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No injuries reported from fire at oil site in New Mexico

NAGEEZI, N.M. — Authorities say no injuries are reported from a fire at an oil production storage site in a rural area of northwestern New Mexico.

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based WPX Energy says the fire started late Monday night and still was smoldering Tuesday with air quality monitoring being done.

The fire is being allowed to burn out, an approach the company says is being taken to protect responders.

WPX says a response by 50 firefighters and company personnel kept the fire contained on the five-acre site about two miles south of Nageezi.

The location is on the Navajo Nation and in southeastern San Juan County.

WPX says an investigation will determine the cause of the fire, which burned all 36 temporary storage tanks at the site that were holding either oil or produced water.

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