Natural gas pipeline explodes in Ellsworth County, Kansas, after gas leak

AN enormous natural gas explosion has erupted in Kansas on Thursday afternoon.

Local media outlets in Ellsworth County indicate that thepipeline owned and operated by Northern Natural Gas.

KWCH reported that it was triggered by a gas leak.

Trooper Ben Gardner told the network that the blast happened on I-70 near mile marker 222, where a fire is still raging.

The company is reportedly working with first responders and say no one is in danger.

A spokesperson told KWCH there was "No threat to public safety."

The fuel was shut off but the fire was still burning as of 4pm ET, according to reports.

It occurred in an open pasture.

Shocking video footage shared to social media showed flames billowing over fields in the distance.

More to follow…

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