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A gas line exploded near McKinney, Texas, on Tuesday.
A gas pipeline explosion Tuesday in Collin County, Texas, has injured one person, according to local reports.
The fiery blast happened at a construction site along a state highway near McKinney, Texas. Live video from NBCDFW.com showed flames and plumes of smoke and several pieces of charred construction equipment. The fire caused a power outage and shut down down traffic in the area, according to NBCDFW.com.
McKinney police told Southeast Texas' 12NewsNow.com the explosion happened when a backhoe accidentally hit a 12-inch high-pressure natural gas line, and said one construction worker was hurt.
The worker was transported to the hospital, but no details were immediately available on his condition.
The explosion happened at 8:30 a.m. local time, WFAA.com, a Dallas-Fort Worth news station, said. Power was expected to be restored within about an hour and a half, according to WFAA.com.
At about 9:45 a.m., the supply to the gas line was shut down and the fire slowly went out as the gas burned off, reported NBCDFW.com.
No evacuations were ordered.
McKinney is about 30 miles north of Dallas.