Pipeline explosion, fire could be seen 50 miles away

October 9, 2013 10:31:24 AM PDT
Emergency crews were on scene of a large explosion northwest of Laverne near the town of Rosston in Harper County, Oklahoma overnight and into Wednesday.

Firefighters and emergency managers from surrounding counties and in Kansas were also asked to respond to the incident. The pipeline explosion happened just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Locals report the fire could be seen from southern Kansas and across the Oklahoma panhandle, up to 50 miles away.

There were no reports of injuries. The Harper County Sheriff's Department says residents within two miles of the blast were evacuated. Emergency responders were waiting Wednesday morning for the fire to burn itself out.


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