David Waples National Fuel
NFG Gas Well Continues To Burn ANITA, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas well burned for a third day Monday as an energy company prepared to quench the blaze. There were no injuries in the fire at the National Fuel Gas Co. well in a remote part of McCalmont Township, Township, Jefferson County. Flames were shooting 35 feet into the air, said David Waples, a spokesman spokesman for Erie-based National Fuel. The well ignited Friday night, and the cause of the blaze remains unknown, he said. The 5750,000 rig above the well was melted. Burning natural gas creates carbon dioxide and water vapor, and the flames are tinted yellow, Waples said. • Thousands of gallons of salt water may be used to cool ground near the well before it is capped, officials said. On Monday afternoon. National Fuel was awaiting the arrival of a gas-fire expert from Houston, Texas, Waples said.