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Three people suffered injuries after an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

The explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of Oklahoma Highway 33, said Kingfisher County emergency management officials.

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The wells are used to dispose of wastewater from oil and natural gas operations.

Those injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment, but their conditions were not immediately available, officials said.

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The fire at the disposal well has been extinguished and that no evacuations were necessary.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

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