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Cause Of Pipeline Explosion Still Unknown

Posted 7/16/2018

By  Blake Spurney

Hesston Record Staff

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., still is awaiting word from a lab as to the cause of a natural gas explosion June 15 in the 10300 block of Northwest 72nd Street.

The explosion occurred around 7:30 that morning and could be heard throughout Hesston.

“We’re actually still awaiting from the labs working on that,” said Southern Star spokesman Nathan Isbell. “We are checking with them frequently.”

Isbell said the lab was running metallurgical tests in an attempt to determine the explosion in the 26-inch pipeline and subsequent fire.

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