Press Releases

Salt Water Disposal Site Fire

Date:            June 4, 2019

Case:           MK19-00914

On June 3, 2019, at approximately 1956 hours, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatch by North Dakota State Radio to an explosion at Hydro Clear Salt Water Disposal Plant on 37 th Street Northwest. The fire had been reported to have been caused by a lighting strike. Watford City Fire Department and McKenzie County Ambulance also responded to the scene.


No injuries have been reported. MBI and the fire department recommended that the fire burn itself out and was closely monitored by fire department and law enforcement officials throughout the night. Traffic flow on 37th Street Northwest from 128th Avenue Northwest to County Road 35 was closed and detoured during the incident and throughout the night due to safety concerns.


The fire is on-going at the time of this release. The road is still closed due to safety concerns and a detour is in place.  The investigation is still on-going. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.     


Please contact McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office at 701-842-6010 if you have any questions.


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