Nov 29, 2013 8:00 AM
Black Friday shoppers in West Central Missouri were surprised to see the sky lit up by a gas pipeline explosion.
Those living nearby, who weren't out and about, were awakened by a loud bang and a tremor in the ground.
A pipeline owned by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company exploded in
The company said a 30-inch natural gas pipeline near a compressor station ruptured, causing the explosion.
No one was injured or killed in the incident.
Crews were able to extinguish the fire after a few hours, and Panhandle Eastern is now investigating to determine exactly what happened.
This is the second incident in five years to happen on this pipeline.
A pipeline failure investigation report shows a rupture occurred on this line in roughly the same location back in 2008.
No one was injured in that incident.
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