Natural Gas Line Explosion in US Oklahoma Interrupts Power Service


Natural Gas Line Explosion in US Oklahoma Interrupts Power Service

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A natural gas pipeline in the US state of Oklahoma exploded, triggering a fire that could be seen for miles and leading to the evacuation of some residents in the rural area.

The blast produced a fireball 150 feet high, CNN reported.

A spokesman for the company DCP Midstream said the fire burned for about 30 minutes before a gas valve was shut-off.

According to Piedmont Fire Chief Andy Logan, the explosion was the result of a rupture in a 12-inch high-pressure underground line. The blast left a crater-sized hole roughly 30 feet long and 20 feet wide.

The fire did spark a number of grass and hay bale fires and damaged a number of power poles, but there were no reported injuries.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Piedmont is about 25 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

 

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