Oil rig catches fire near Roosevelt; homes evacuated
Tuesday , January 22, 2013 - 10:20 AM
ROOSEVELT -- Authorities say a drilling rig caught fire near Roosevelt and forced the evacuation of a work crew.
The Uintah County Sheriff's Office says the blaze was reported shortly after midnight Monday.
Officials say the drill rig is shooting flames and black smoke into the air.
A roadblock has been set up and three nearby homes evacuated.
No injuries are being reported.
Roosevelt is about 100 miles east of Salt Lake City.