Gas pipeline explosion causes FM 539 shutdown
Courtesy KSAT 12
This photo was taken from the Sky 12 helicopter over the site of the explosion.
Wilson County News
May 26, 2011, 1:38pm
Emergency officials have shut down a stretch of F.M. 539 from C.R. 304 to Sutherland Springs following a gas pipeline explosion near Texana Feeders.
Wilson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said at the scene that Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office Coordinator Edwin Baker ordered the 7 to 8-mile-long closure after Texana workers heard two explosions just after 12:30 p.m. Chief Deputy Johnie Deagen of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office warned anyone who detects a natural gas odor to evacuate the area.
The Wilson County News will update this story as additional details become available.
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