A fiery natural gas pipeline explosion in South Texas has been contained.
San Antonio-based Lewis Energy Group confirmed the incident occurred in Encinal, 25 miles north of Laredo, about 4:15 Friday morning.
Encinal City Manager Velma Davila says many residents were startled when they heard the explosion. ”They were woken up with the large sound, the explosion,” she said. “I think people just got up, got scared and started leaving their homes because they weren’t aware of what happened.”