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City To Inspect All Oil And Gas Wells

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) - The city says it will inspect all of its plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells.

The decision follows a deadly explosion at a home in nearby Firestone.

Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin were killed in a home explosion in Firestone in 2017. (credit: CBS)
(credit: CBS)

It was caused by methane gas leaking from an abandoned, but uncapped, oil and gas line.

The Longmont Times-Call reports the city says there is  no known threat, but it wants to check the 17 wells to be safe.

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