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Panola County Sheriff’s Office responds to gas site explosion

The first call to dispatchers came in around 11:30 a.m.
The first call to dispatchers came in around 11:30 a.m. to a site off Highway 59 north in the...
The first call to dispatchers came in around 11:30 a.m. to a site off Highway 59 north in the Grand Bluff Community.(KSLA)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 12:53 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 2:28 PM CDT
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PANOLA COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) - The Panola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a gas site explosion that happened Wednesday, May 11.

The first call to dispatchers came in around 11:30 a.m. to a site off Highway 59 north in the Grand Bluff Community.

No injuries were reported, however, some nearby properties were damaged, the sheriff’s office says.

All roads are back open and the evacuation has been lifted. Around 100 people had to evacuate from their homes in the surrounding area. The evacuees went to a shelter at Rehobeth United Methodist Church outside of Carthage.

An emergency management officer is still on site, along with the pipeline company and oil field company R. Lacy Services.

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