An explosion on a pipeline in northwestern Oklahoma sparked a large and roaring fire on Tuesday night, CBS News reported.
According to News9, firefighters from Oklahoma and Kansas were called to the scenenear the town of Rosston. Residents within two miles of the blast were ordered to evacuate. Highway 284 was shut down as a precaution.
Engineers were also called in to cut off the natural gas flow to the pipeline, which isowned by Northern Natural Gas of Omaha, and brings gas from Texas to the Upper Midwest.
At the time of this writing, no injuries or deaths have been reported, the Harper County Sheriff’s Office said.
*BREAKING* Emergency crews will allow fire at Harper Co. pipeline explosion to burn out. Uncertain how long that may take.
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) October 9, 2013