A natural gas pipeline exploded early yesterday (February 15) around 12:30 a.m. in Refugio, Texas, a rural area about 45 miles north of Corpus Christi, Texas. Within two hours, the company, with help from the county and nearby communities, had put out the fire.
Though the accident didn’t injure anyone, residents more than 50 miles away could see—and feel—the blast, according to several local news reports. Refugio County Emergency Management Coordinator Stan Upton told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the county received calls from as far as Katy, Texas, which is approximately 160 miles north of where the explosion happened. “A lot of people saw this thing,” he said.
The video below (which contains profanity) comes from the Facebook page of Jake Ramirez, who lives in Victoria, Texas, about 45 miles away.
Posted by Jake Ramirez on Tuesday, February 14, 2017