TX Firefighters Injured in Gas Line Blaze

Gas from a line that had been struck caught fire early Sunday evening in Arlington, injuring two firefighters and a water department employee.

Arlington, TX, Fire Department

April 16 — Gas from a line that had been struck caught fire early Sunday evening in Arlington, injuring two firefighters and a water department employee.

Arlington Water Utilities crews were clearing asphalt to to reach a water line leak at Dugan Street and Ditto Avenue when a gas line was struck about 6:45 p.m., Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner said.

Firefighters and Atmos Energy workers responded and were pumping excess water out so that they could begin repairs when the gas ignited, he said.

The firefighters and the water department employee were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, and only one firefighter remained hospitalized Sunday night.

Firefighters remained on the scene to control the fire while Atmos workers repaired the leak. Police were also there to help with traffic control.

Power and water were cut off to the immediate area Sunday night while repairs were completed.

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