Pipeline fire lights up sky in Ill.; no injuries
ERIE, Ill. (AP) — A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations, fire officials said.
The massive Whiteside County fire was reported around 11:15 p.m. Monday after residents heard a blast, said Scott Melton, the assistant fire chief in the community of Erie. No one was injured, but the towering flames could be seen for miles.
The pipeline was carrying a mixture of ethane and propane, Melton said.
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