Static electricity was the cause of an explosion of an oil well in Minerva, OH, officials said.

The well exploded at about 9:30 p.m. March 17 in the 8000 block of Knox School Road in Minerva, OH. The cap to an Atlas Energy well blew off, and landed in a yard a few hundred feet away.

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Columbiana County Firefighters used foam to extinguish the flames.

There were no injuries or fatalities.

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The explosion ended up caused by static electricity, officials said.

Officials said Atlas will be responsible for the clean-up by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Emergency Management Agency.

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