WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) _ Temporary housing set up in North Dakota's booming oil patch may be called ``man camps,'' but they are home to a small number of women, too.
A small number of women live and work at the temporary facilities _ some as housekeepers, kitchen staff or other employees. Others are spouses or daughters of men who live in the camp.
Nineteen-year-old Chasitie Hurst moved to North Dakota from Texas to work at one of the temporary housing facilities. She says her grandfather, who lives at one of the camps, encouraged her to apply for a job in the oil patch.
Hurst began working in the kitchen of the Bear Paw Lodge last July and now works the front desk.