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Energy Transfer pipeline blowout in Texas

Energy Transfer Partners' natural gas pipeline ruptures in rural South Texas.
Energy Transfer pipeline blowout in Texas

An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline ruptured and caused a fire in rural Texas. According to authorities, no injuries are recorded. The pipeline ruptured in rural South Texas, sparking a massive fire that prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.
Peggy Fonseca, spokesperson for the DeWitt County Emergency Operations Center, reports that the pipeline ruptured near Lindenau, about 85 miles southeast of San Antonio, about 8 p.m. Sunday. By early Monday morning, the the gas had been rerouted and the fire is extinguished.
Sseven homes were evacuated but residents will be allowed to return home after safety inspections are completed.
Energy Transfer plans to investigate the cause of the rupture. Most pipeline ruptures are caused by third-parties digging into pipelines.
According to the Victoria Advocate news agency, the blaze could be seen from 20 miles away.

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