MONT BELVIEU, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A natural gas pipeline erupted in flames near Houston after it was accidentally cut Wednesday afternoon by a contractor, officials said.
The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. in the town of Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston.READ MORE: Small Business Saturday Offers North Texans Another Day Of Deals And Steals
No injuries or secondary damage was reported in the rupture and fire on the line owned by Lone Star NGL, company officials said.READ MORE: Pavelski Reaches 400 Career Goals As Stars Beat Avalanche 3-1
The fire and efforts to bring it under control closed Texas 146, however, a Mont Belvieu spokesman said.
Firefighters have the leak contained and are monitoring while flames burn themselves out, spokesman Brian Ligon said.MORE NEWS: TCU Falls 48-14 To Iowa State
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