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Refugio explosion from a distance. Photo courtesy of KOAA News.

At approximately 1:00 am on Wednesday morning, a Kinder Morgan pipeline exploded in Refugio Texas. The explosion produced a fireball stretching 200 feet into the night sky, illuminating the area. Though there were no injuries, the blast was felt and heard as far as 60 miles away, and woke residents in the area.

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A still taken from a video shot by the dashboard camera of a responding Officer. Courtesy of ABC Local.

 

Incidents like these highlight the latent danger that landowners are exposed to when pipelines are constructed on their property.

The entire video can be found here.