Officials say six people have been hospitalized after a pipeline exploded in the port and refinery district of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The city’s Police Department Deputy Chief Billy Breedlove tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the pipeline exploded after a barge in the water hit it.
The fire was reported about 8 a.m. Friday near Nueces Bay in the northern part of the city. Video from TV station KIII showed flames and a large plume of black smoke.
Corpus Christi Fire Chief Robert Rocha told the newspaper that six people were transported to a hospital, and two additional people refused treatment.
Rocha says they’re “trying to get a headcount of everybody.”
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