Chevron Pipeline Explosion Causes Fire In Texas Town

No injuries reported

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A Texas town was evacuated Thursday morning after a Chevron pipeline carrying liquid petroleum gas exploded, causing a raging fire.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the explosion, but the town of Milford, Tex., has been evacuated until the situation is under control, the local NBC affiliate reports.  At 2:30 p.m., Chevron said in a statement that the flow of gas through the pipeline had been shut off, and that all employees were safe. The fire should burn itself out in 24 hours.

The drill site is in a remote location that is not close to any major buildings, but some vehicles were damaged in the explosion. A nearby school district was evacuated, and Friday’s classes have been cancelled.