Gas explosion shoots up flames 150 feet

NEAR EAST BERNARD, Texas (CNN/KTRK) — Authorities are investigating a gas explosion near a compressor plant in Wharton County, Texas.

Emergency management officials say a gas line next to a compressor plant blew out.

It destroyed the roadway and caught a nearby truck on fire.

Flames shot up as high as 150 feet.

One person had a minor injury and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Authorities cut off gas to the line and were letting the fire burn itself out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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