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Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion Sparks Large Fire, Prompting Evacuations

Posted on the 09 October 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal
Credit: Debra Little

Credit: Debra Little

from Huffington Post

An explosion on a pipeline in northwestern Oklahoma sparked a large and roaring fire on Tuesday night, CBS News reported.

According to News9, firefighters from Oklahoma and Kansas were called to the scene near the town of Rosston. Residents within two miles of the blast were ordered to evacuate. Highway 284 was shut down as a precaution.

Engineers were also called in to cut off the natural gas flow to the pipeline, which is owned by Northern Natural Gas of Omaha, and brings gas from Texas to the Upper Midwest.

At the time of this writing, no injuries or deaths have been reported, the Harper County Sheriff’s Office said.

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