Driver crashes into gas pipeline, causing huge fire in Texas
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say one person was critically injured when their vehicle struck a natural gas pipeline in a Dallas suburb, sparking a huge fire and triggering evacuations of a nearby neighborhood.
The Mansfield Fire Department says the blaze was extinguished after a few hours and residents were allowed to return home early Wednesday.
The fire ignited at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when a vehicle struck the pipeline and gas near the site of the collision was shut off.
Authorities say the driver was airlifted to a hospital with serious burn injuries.
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