Rosston, OK, United States (4E) – The fire at a natural gas pipeline in Harper County, Oklahoma burned out on Wednesday and authorities reopened roads.
The fire followed an explosion in the pipeline owned by Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday night. Company spokesman Mike Loeffler said work crews will check what caused the explosion.
The explosion and fire caused no casualty and did not disrupt the delivery of gas. Four nearby homes, however, were ordered evacuated and the nearby Highway 283 was closed as a precaution.
The fire was so high it could be seen from southern Kansas and across the Oklahoma Panhandle, witnesses said. Seventy-five firefighters from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas arrived at the scene.
Northern Natural Gas crew are repairing the pipeline, the company said on its website.