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.

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Natural gas pipeline fire (credit: Mont Belvieu Police Dept.)

No injuries or secondary damage was reported in the rupture and fire on the line owned by Lone Star NGL, company officials said.

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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.

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