Gas pipeline explosion in Kansas

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HESSTON, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN News is continuing to follow an explosion west of Hesston in Harvey County.  

KSN started receiving reports of the explosion shortly before 8 a.m. through calls and emails to report it.

A Harvey County dispatcher says the explosion was reported around 7:30 a.m.

The gas line belongs to Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. Company spokesman Rob Southard says everyone is safe and that the gas supply has been shut off. He says crews will wait until the excess gas in the line burns off before repairing it.

He says the cause of the fire is under investigation. He says there was no excavation work being done in the area beforehand.

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