Mansfield fire – Major incident declared after car crashes into gas pipeline sparking huge blaze & evacuation order
A MAJOR incident has been declared after a car crashed into a gas pipeline sparking a huge fire in Texas overnight.
Residents within a one mile radius of the incident in Mansfield, Texas, were forced to evacuate following reports of the "explosion."
The Mansfied fire department tweeted: "****Major Incident**** At around 1:00 am on March 23, a vehicle ran into natural gas pipeline.
"There is a major fire. Hwy 287 is shutdown in all directions.
"Residents within a one mile radius are being evacuated.
"Shelter is available at 1261 S. Main St, Annette Perry Elementary."
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Pictures from the scene show a huge blaze as emergency crews battle to keep it under control.
Local reports say at least one person has been injured.
More to follow…
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