Pipeline explodes southwest of the metro, sending flames shooting into the air

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WELDA, Kan. — Southern Star Central confirmed that a pipeline exploded around 6:45 on Friday morning, and it is still investigating the cause. This happened in the Welda Storage field, which is about an hour-and-a-half southwest of the metro.

The natural gas company says that no one was hurt and no property was affected. FOX 4 was sent video of the aftermath of the explosion by Stacie McDaniel in Garnett.

The gas company says its employees worked in conjunction with emergency crews to bring the fire under control. It is still investigating the cause of the explosion.



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