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Gas Pipeline Explodes In Hemphill County

In the early morning hours Hemphill County experienced a gas pipeline explosion.

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Reports are coming in of a gasline explosion just 11 miles east of Canadian. The explosion send one man to the hospital with injuries to his hands and face.

According to ConnectAmarillo.com “Preliminary investigation by the Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office found that employees from Presser Construction was making a cold cut on a gas pipeline that has been shut in. Authorities said the cut was made in a place that had residual gas in it. The blast, according to the Sheriff’s Office, was ignited by a track hoe that was sitting at the location.

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