Thursday, January 19, 2017

Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Texas Caught on Police Dashcam


Huge Gas Line Explosion Caught on Police Dashcam in Texas

The explosion happened about a quarter mile south of County Road W on TH 207 just before 11 p.m. Monday night. The explosion ignited a fire, according to the Spearman, Texas Police Department.
The explosion caused a sonic boom that rattled windows in Spearman. Flames shot about 100 feet into the air. The fire burned for less than two hours after the initial explosion before it was brought under control.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by DCP Energy, who is the owner and operator of the pipeline. According to Spearman Police Chief Lance Swan, DCP officials said they would wait until all residual gas had burned out of the line before going in to thoroughly investigate the cause.

Tuesday morning, small flames could still be seen burning deep in the hole that was caused by the explosion. Those flames were "pretty well" extinguished by about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Swan said.

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