A natural gas well exploded in Oklahoma Thursday afternoon, with reports of multiple injuries in Pittsburg County.

A number of state and local emergency agencies responded to the well explosion, which occurred near the town of Quinton, about 150 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The Quinton Police Department said the explosion in the major fossil fuel-producing state happened when the top of a natural gas well blew off, according to local channel News 9.

Immediate reports indicated that one person had been flown by helicopter to a hospital in Tulsa.

The explosion occurred as the U.S. Senate considers approving the state's attorney general, Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.