Oil Well Incident in Southwest Houston

7:15pm – The City of Houston and Fort Bend County are responding to an incident at an oil well near the Fort Bend County Tollway and McHard Road in southwest Houston. According to initial reports, an incident at an oil well is causing a petroleum-like odor. Winds may carry the smell across a large portion of the area, however, the situation has stabilized, and there is no immediate threat to the public at this time.

The smell may be overwhelming for some individuals. Residents who are sensitive to the odor should remain indoors.

Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have a life threatening emergency.

If the situation requires additional updates will be provided at houstonemergency.org and fbcoem.org.