Gas line break in Somerville sends flames shooting into sky

Published: Dec. 13, 2017 at 3:24 AM CST
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5:57 p.m. Update:

Energy Transfer tells KBTX: "The area is secure and the fire safely burned itself out earlier this afternoon. We have assessed the site and have started repairs to the line. The natural gas transported in this line has been rerouted, resulting in minimal impact to our deliveries. There will be an investigation into the cause of the incident. This is a detailed and thorough process, so the results of the investigation may not be available for some time."


9:47 a.m. Update:

The Burleson County Sheriff's Office expects CR 132 to reopen by 10:00 a.m.

The fire is completely out at this point and crews are finishing up repairing a power pole that burned.


Emergency crews in Burleson County are responding to a fiery gas line break near Lake Somerville.

Crews responded to the area near 9430 County Road 132 near Deanville in Burleson County around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Energy Transfer gas company says they have the line contained and are waiting for it to burn itself out.

Residents in the area report seeing an orange glow in the sky from several miles away.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. There are two homes nearby, but they were not damaged.

County Road 132 remains closed at this time.

About 40 people are without power after a power pole caught fire because of the break.

BREAKING NEWS: This is a look at the explosion near Lake Somerville taken from our liveeye cameras in Burleson County and Downtown Bryan. KBTX will be there LIVE with the latest details on BVTM.

Posted by KBTX Media on Wednesday, December 13, 2017