Crews battling gas line fire

Published 4:05 pm Saturday, December 3, 2011

The picture above shows flames shooting into the sky higher than the tree line - Scott McClure

Firefighters and crews from Williams Gas & Pipeline have shut down a gas pipeline that ruptured and caused a massive fire Saturday afternoon. The fire has died down but crews from Marengo Fire and Rescue are unable to reach the property and battle the blaze.

The explosion, which was first reported at approximately 3:30 p.m.,  could be heard from as far away as north Demopolis.

The fire was isolated to a mostly unpopulated area down Highway 69 toward Myrtlewood, near Rembert Hills Road on hunting land. There were no injuries reported but there witnesses say there were three hunters on the property at the time of the explosion, two of which have been accounted for.

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