Chevron gas pipeline explodes in Milford, Texas; no injuries reported
12:25 PM, Nov 14, 2013
MILFORD, Texas - Authorities are currently on the scene of a gas pipeline explosion in Milford, Texas, just 50 miles south of Dallas.
According to NBC 5, all roads within a one-mile radius of the site are closed.
County officials tell NBC 5 a 10-inch Chevron pipeline was being worked on when it exploded shortly after 9:30 a.m. The cause has not been released.
Fire Chief Mark Jackson tells NBC 5 there are no reports of injuries.
First responders are being called in from all neighboring cities, though no firefighters are on scene. Instead officials are letting the fire burn out, which they expect to take up to 24 hours.
Chevron issued the following statement regarding the explosion:
"At approximately 9.30 a.m. (CST) today, there was an incident at a Chevron pipeline near Milford, Texas. Chevron has initiated its emergency response procedures and is currently responding to the incident. Chevron's primary concern at this point is to ensure the safety of its employees and the surrounding community. As soon as there are further details, they will be made available."
For more information and live video, head to NBC 5 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area ( http://bit.ly/1idhVfA).