Gas pipeline rupture sparks fire in Mo.; no injuries
The fire department said the blaze resulted from a pipeline explosion, though the cause was unclear
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A fire erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri, but authorities say no one was injured.
A Platte County Sheriff's Department dispatcher says the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Platte County, not far from Kansas City International Airport. The fire was later extinguished.
The responding Southern Platte Fire District said the blaze resulted from a pipeline explosion, though the cause was unclear.
The Kansas City Fire Department says the pipeline carries ethane and propane.
Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners says it's investigating the rupture and that the affected pipeline segment has been isolated. Enterprise owns the pipeline's operator, Mid-America Pipeline Company.
Kansas City International spokesman Joe McBride says the blaze didn't affect flights at the airport and that it wasn't on airport property.
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