MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — A well expert from Texas arrived here this afternoon to begin capping a methane well fire.
The blaze ignited Monday morning while well drillers were installing a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Escaping methane gas ignited about 11 a.m. yesterday, city fire officials said. The small fire was located in a residential subdivision on the west side of McMinnville.
A well driller from Pikeville, Tenn., was burned on his hands and arms, fire officials said. No one else was hurt, officials said.
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