Road Still Closed Following Well Blowout


It is reported that a portion of the Springhill Church Road in the Hall Summit area is still closed to traffic following a natural gas well blowout last Friday.

Red River Fire Protection District Chief Shane Felts says there was no fire, that the well was just blowing gas. He added, “Boots and Coots was on scene there pretty quick and took over.”

No injuries or evacuation of residents in the area were ordered.

In nearby DeSoto Parish, one worker was killed an another injured when a natural gas well blew out there. It took place about three miles from Grand Cane. Initially 15 to 20 homes in DeSoto Parish were ordered evacuated.

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