UPDATE: Crude oil pit fire north of Pecos is now out

TCEQ and RRC will investigate.
Three crude oil pits on fire in Pecos
Three crude oil pits on fire in Pecos(West Texas Oil Field Traffic Update Facebook)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:06 PM CST
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PECOS, Texas (KOSA) -UPDATE: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or TCEQ and the Railroad Commission are headed to Pecos to Investigate.

Clean-up is expected to take 10 days.

That’s according to Reeves County emergency Management.


According to Sheriff Art Granado with the Reeves County Sheriff’s Office, three crude oil pits caught fire 18 miles north of Pecos, Thursday afternoon.

Sherrif Granado says the fire was contained as of 3:30 p.m.

Clean-up for the fire will take approximatley ten days.

Reeves County Emergency Management estimates 86,000 gallons of Crude Oil burned in the fire.

The site the pits are on belongs to Republic Services.

An acid tank was reportedly also on fire but Sheriff Granado says that fire has been put out as well.

Reeves County officials confirmed that there will be a railroad commission and TCEQ investigation.