The fire at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well drilling site in Caddo Parish has been brought under control.
According to a statement just released by Cheseapeake, the blaze broke out around 11:30 a.m., when a Cudd Energy Services truck caught fire while working at the Lee 21H-1 site near the intersection of Greenwood and Rice Roads just west of the Shreveport city limits.
The fire quickly spread to several other nearby trucks sending up a thick plume of smoke in west Shreveport. There were no injuries, and, according to the Chesapeake statement, "no spills or threats to the environment or surrounding neighborhoods." The statement goes on to thank the Shreveport Fire Department and other emergency personnel for their quick and professional response.
The cause of the fire is being investigated. Cudd Energy Services was in the process of performing completion work on the well, which was drilled during the fourth quarter of 2010.