June 7th, 2010
04:52 PM ET

Five injured in Texas gas line blast

[Updated at 7:42 p.m. ET] At least five people were injured as a result of Monday afternoon's natural-gas pipeline explosion in Johnson County, Texas, officials said.

"Everybody has been accounted for except for one person, and they're trying to account for him," Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Snow said.

A crew that had been working on the line apparently ruptured it, leading to the explosion, Cleburne City Manager Chester Nolen said.

Video showed the site of the fire - cattle country - in the center of a patch of scorched grassland. No one was evacuated because no buildings were nearby, Nolen said.

Five people were taken to Glen Rose Medical Center in Glen Rose, Texas, where they were in stable condition, CEO Gary Marks said.

Workers eventually were able to shut off the flow of gas, officials said.

Read the full CNN.com story.

[Posted at 4:52 p.m. ET] An underground natural gas pipeline exploded into flames Monday near Cleburne, Texas, injuring several people, a fire official said.

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  1. damiao

    Oil clean-up workers hired by BP on the beach in Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday this is the main headline, posted originally from VOA Special English http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    June 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mathews

    Story is also here http://www.tacticalrss.com/?content=1549

    June 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steff

    Just an unfortunate accident, was watching this on the news earlier. Pretty close to home.

    June 8, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |