Pipeline Explosion Oklahoma: Cause Of Violent Fireball Unknown [RAW VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on October 9, 2013 5:38 PM EDT

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A pipeline explosion happened Tuesday evening in Oklahoma. Thankfully, no injuries or deaths related to the explosion have been reported. (Photo: YouTube)

A pipeline explosion occurred in Oklahoma this week, which produced an incredible fireball rising 600 feet into the air. The incident occurred Tuesday evening and shot dozens of fireballs into the sky. Locals witnessed the incredible spectacle for tens of miles. Firefighters from Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma rushed to battle the vicious gas fire.

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The pipeline explosion prompted natural pipeline engineers to quickly cut the flow of natural gas to stop feeding the fire. Raw video footage captured the severity of the blazel as at least 75 firefighters battled around the clock. By 6:30 a.m., firefighters announced the the fire was under control and only a small flicker of flames remained.

The company affected by the pipeline explosion is Northern Natural Gas, which possesses almost 15,000 miles of natural gas pipelines across the United States. According to Northern Natural Gas, "The fire has been extinguished. We isolated that section of the line and let the gas burn down."

The cause of the massive pipeline explosion is unknown. Even though the incident caught everyone by surprise, officials are happy to confirm that no deaths and injuries due to the explosion have been reported. In particular, a family of three is unharmed by the shocking fireball despite only living 200 yards from the site of the pipeline explosion site. All residents living within two miles of the natural gas pipeline explosion were evacuated from their homes.

An investigation into the pipeline explosion will be made before any repairs are conducted on the Oklahoma pipeline. In the meantime, delivery of natural gas will not be disrupted as natural gas is rerouted to its destination.

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