July 2015, Vol. 242, No. 7

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Evacuations, No Injuries After Pipeline Ruptures in Texas

CUERO, TX (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured in rural South Texas, sparking a massive fire that prompted the evacuation of nearby homes. DeWitt County Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Peggy Fonseca says an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline ruptured near Lindenau at about 8 p.m. Sunday. Fonseca said early Monday that the gas had been rerouted and the fire was extinguished. She said seven homes were evacuated but that no one was injured. Residents were allowed to return Sunday night following safety inspections. Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman Vicki Anderson Granado said the company will investigate the cause of the rupture. Th

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