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.
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