Gas line explosion sends 150-foot flames up in air

EAST BERNARD, TX (KTRK) -- Authorities are investigating an gas explosion near a compressor plant just west of East Bernard in Wharton County.

It happened at FM 1164 just south of Highway 59.

According to the Office of Emergency Management, a gas line adjacent to the Kinder Morgan compressor plant blew out, destroying the roadway and catching a nearby truck on fire. Flames as has as 150 feet were shooting out of the blaze.

One person suffered a minor injury and was transported to Oak Bend Hospital in stable condition.

Authorities have cut off gas to the line and are letting the fire burn itself out.

Several fire departments were out there, along with Sheriff Department, DPS, etc.

One house was in the area but nobody has been evacuated.
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