No injuries from fire when a gas pipeline ruptured

By The Associated Press

 

Authorities say there were no injuries as a result of a blaze that erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A fire erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri, but authorities say no one was injured.

A Platte County Sheriff's Department dispatcher says the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Platte County, not far from Kansas City International Airport. The fire was later extinguished.

The responding Southern Platte Fire District said the blaze resulted from a pipeline explosion, though the cause was unclear.

The Kansas City Fire Department says the pipeline carries ethane and propane.

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners says it's investigating the rupture and that the affected pipeline segment has been isolated. Enterprise owns the pipeline's operator, Mid-America Pipeline Company.

Kansas City International spokesman Joe McBride says the blaze didn't affect flights at the airport and that it wasn't on airport property.

 

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