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Driver crashes into gas pipeline, causing huge fire in Texas

Authorities say one person was critically injured when their vehicle struck a natural gas...
Authorities say one person was critically injured when their vehicle struck a natural gas pipeline in a Dallas suburb.(City of Mansfield)
Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 11:04 AM CDT
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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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