BREAKING NEWS - Natural Gas Well Explodes... Residents Evacuated - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

06/10/04 - Nacogdoches County

BREAKING NEWS - Natural Gas Well Explodes... Residents Evacuated

The Department of Public Safety is reporting a natural gas explosion near Appleby in Nacogdoches County. That natural gas well is spewing a mixture of salt water, mud and natural gas.

Local residents within a one half mile radius of the explosion have been evacuated. Traffic is being re-routed to Highway 259 north and south of Appleby.

DPS received reports of the explosion about 2:32 this morning. No injuries have been reported. Crews have been called in to try to cap the well.

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