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In Amee Ellsworth’s home, the fire water flows freely. Not whiskey, but Fort Lupton tap. As Fox 31 puts it, Ellsworth and her family are “stuck in a potentially explosive situation.” The water that flows from their tap is laced with so much natural gas that if you strike a match, it catches fire.
Officials with the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission say perhaps one of eight commercial gas wells within one-half mile of the house is leaking and causing the problem–a danger not just to the Ellsworths and their neighbors, but perhaps hundreds of other homes in the region.
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“I’m terrified,” Ellsworth said. Officials from gas companies will speak with Ellsworth today in an effort to solve the problem, writesÂ The Denver Post.