3 injured in pipeline explosion near Pocasset

POCASSET, Okla. (AP) - A natural gas pipeline has exploded in central Oklahoma, and authorities say three workers have been taken to hospitals.

A spokesman for Oklahoma Gas and Electric says one worker was
airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital Tuesday and two others were taken by ambulance. Names and conditions haven yet to be released.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner says the Enogex LLC pipeline exploded late Tuesday morning as the three worked on a device that removes water from the line. The blast occurred near Pocasset, about 30 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Flames at one point reached up to 200 feet in the air before the gas was shut off. OG&E spokesman Brian Alford says the cause of the blast is being investigated.

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