Gas Pipeline Explosion Sparks Huge Fire in Piedmont, Oklahoma

A natural gas pipeline in Piedmont, Oklahoma, exploded on Wednesday, triggering a massive fire and prompting authorities to evacuate nearby residents.

Firefighters responded Wednesday night before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 after a 12-inch pipeline running under Waterloo Road near Piedmont Road exploded, and created a fire fueled by burning natural gas. The explosion created a crater about the width of the roadway — 35 feet by 20 feet.

The explosion and fire was located in a rural area near NW 248 and Piedmont Road. Initially there were no injuries were reported.

Six utility six poles were also destroyed in the pipeline explosion.

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