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5/13/05-Hallsville

Pipeline Explosion

All the fires are now out at the Pirkey Power Plant. An Entergy natural gas pipeline exploded near the plant early this morning, which is located about 10 miles southwest of Marshall. It sent a fireball towering towards the sky! Harrison County officials say three people were hurt in the blast. At the time more than 20 families were evacuated. Right now, 20 people have been re-located to a Red Cross Shelter for their safety. Investigators say the explosion caused not immediate threat to the environment. Troopers say FM 2625 is back open. However, Highway 43 is still closed to traffic.
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