A natural gas pipeline owned by El Paso Natural Gas exploded yesterday in Bushland, Texas, sending flames 100s of feet in the air. Three people were injured, homes were shaken, window blinds melted.
The pipeline exploded around 1am in the little town off Interstate 40 about 15 miles west of Amarillo.
Potter County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Roger Short said he could see the flames and hear the roar from his home 20 miles away.
Residents were evacuated. One house was destroyed with several others badly damaged. Firefighters had the flames mostly under control by 5:30am, with small grass fires continuing to burn.
Of the three injured one was in satisfactory condition in an Amarillo hospital, one was treated and released and one was transferred to a Lubbock hospital burn center.
Okay, Chesapeake Energy, tell us again why those people on Carter Avenue in Fort Worth should have no worries about what you want to do under their homes.