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Gas line fire slows traffic on I-45 - The Galveston County Daily News : Police

November 27, 2014

Gas line fire slows traffic on I-45

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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00 am

WEBSTER  — A Monday morning fire sparked when construction crews struck a gas line alongside Interstate 45 near Bay Area Boulevard was later contained by Houston firefighters, authorities said.

A back hoe and another construction vehicle caught fire shortly after 9:30 a.m. when the back hoe apparently hit a gas line, according to a news release from the Houston Fire Department. Crews had the blaze contained in a little more than an hour.

There were no reported injuries, according to the fire department, but the spectacle slowed southbound traffic on the Gulf Freeway.