Natural gas pipeline explosion causes large fire in US
05 May 2020
A pipeline explosion caused a significant fire in Fleming County, Kentucky on May 4. Local media captured video of the blaze spreading across timberland in a remote area near the small community of Hillsboro. No casualties were reported.
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The pipeline impacted pipeline is Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Pipeline which transports gas from the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to New York.
This is not the first time that the pipeline has suffered an explosion. In August 2019, a section of the pipeline in Lincoln County, Kentucky ruptured and exploded, killing one person and injuring five others.
Local news estimated that the fire on May 4 burned around two acres of woodland.
The pipeline has since been shut off to enable an investigation into the incident to begin.
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