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Gas Line Explodes in Rankin County, Investigators Search for Cause

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. – Investigators are trying to determine what blew up a gas line near the Ross Barnett Reservoir Wednesday morning.

Gulf South Pipeline confirmed the natural gas line explosion took place on it’s property east of the Reservoir before 6:30 a.m.

Company workers cut off  the fuel and then snuffed the flames out just over an hour later.  The explosion occurred in a wooded area and no nearby homes had to be evacuated; but some residents in the area said the power in the explosion rattled their homes.

A Gulf South spokesperson  says the most visible damage was done to about an acre of trees.

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