Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Another Catastrophic Pipeline Explosion

The story about last night's Kentucky pipeline explosion is here.
As of 10:00 p.m. Monday, the fire from a gas pipeline explosion has finally started to die down.
The explosion happened Monday evening at a horse farm in the 8000 block of Winchester Road in northern Estill county.

Officials tell NEWSFIRST at the fire's peak, flames shot between 1,000 and 1,500 feet into the air. Callers to the NEWSFIRST newsroom reported seeing the glow as far away as Lexington, Cynthiana, Fleming county and Mount Olivet.

The Red Cross say 30 homes were evacuated from the blast area. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Estill Springs Middle School. Anyone in need of a place to stay should proceed to the school before 11:00 p.m. They can also call the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross at 859-253-1331.

Officials say no one was hurt in the explosion. They also say no structures were ever threatened by the fire. No property damage has been reported.

Officials with Columbia Gas are on the scene. There's no word, right now, on what caused the explosion.

Thank you, TXSharon, for the story on Bluedaze. In light of the Grand Prairie, TX City Council vote this evening...it's just one more reason for our concern about DFW Midstream's gas gathering pipelines going in so close to our neighborhoods.

We are reminded of the the June 7, 2010 North Texas Pipeline Explosion:


  1. This is the first time I've looked at this blog. When I see the damage by that blast, I realize my house could go up for the same reasons. At least this blast was in an unpopulated area. Wow.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kristi. The more we learn about the "process" the worse it gets. Gas gathering pipelines for Matthew Road, Polo Road, Robinson Road and Camp Wisdom Road were "Denied" by our City Council Tuesday night. Thank God. This issue was on the GP City Council Agenda 3 times since Nov. 15. Other routes have already gone in many places around town. Non-odorized pipelines in urban and suburban areas have opened many people's eyes to the insanity of all of this! We all need to speak up loud and often.


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