Massive gas explosion rocks Texas panhandle

SPEARMAN, TX (KTRK) -- A massive explosion was caught on a police officer's dashcam in the Texas panhandle.

The good news is the fire from that explosion, which happened Monday night just south of the Texas-Oklahoma border, is finally out.

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Two officers in Spearman were driving when they watched a ball of raging fire ignite, lighting up everything around it.

DCP Midstream says a 26-inch natural gas line ruptured, causing the explosion.

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