Reuters, 1:25p ET (h/t Anonymous tip): A major natural gas pipeline exploded on Tuesday in Washington Parish, Louisiana, destroying a mobile home and causing an evacuation of the area but no injuries were reported, local officials said. The blast on the Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline, which transports gas from Texas to south Florida, sent a mushroom cloud into the sky and sparked a fire on the line, according to Lauren Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the Washington Parish sheriff’s department. [...]
KLFY, 12:00p ET: It appears the siding of a mobile home melted off in the gas line explosion in Washington Parish!
Times Picayune, 12:20p ET: “Now they will be able to get in and look at what happened.” It may take some time to determine the cause of the blast, [spokeswoman Vicki Granado ] said.
Published: June 18th, 2013 at 1:58 pm ET